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Verb: crystalize  'kris-tu,lIz
  1. Make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear
    - clear, clear up, shed light on, crystallize, crystallise [Brit], crystalise [Brit], straighten out, sort out, enlighten, illuminate, elucidate
     
  2. (physics) cause to form crystals or assume crystalline form
    "crystalize minerals";
    - crystallize, crystallise [Brit], crystalise [Brit]
     
  3. Assume crystalline form; become crystallized
    - crystallize, crystalise [Brit], effloresce, crystallise [Brit]
     
  4. Cause to take on a definite and clear shape
    "He tried to crystalize his thoughts";
    - crystallize, crystallise [Brit], crystalise [Brit]

Derived forms: crystalized, crystalizes, crystalizing

Type of: change integrity, clarify, clear up, elucidate, form, shape, solidify

Encyclopedia: Crystalize