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

Derived forms: crystallising, crystallised, crystallises

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

Encyclopedia: Crystallise