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Adjective: crystallized  'kris-tu,lIzd
  1. Having become fixed and definite in form
    "distinguish between crystallized and uncrystallized opinion";
    - crystallised [Brit], crystalized
     
  2. Having both internal structure and external form of a crystal
    "quartz crystal is perfectly crystallized";
    - crystalised [Brit], crystallised [Brit], crystalized
     
  3. (used especially of fruits) preserved by coating with or allowing to absorb sugar
    - candied, crystalized, crystalised [Brit], glacĂ©
Verb: crystallize  'kris-tu,lIz
  1. Cause to take on a definite and clear shape
    "He tried to crystallize his thoughts";
    - crystallise [Brit], crystalise [Brit], crystalize
     
  2. Make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear
    - clear, clear up, shed light on, crystallise [Brit], crystalize, crystalise [Brit], straighten out, sort out, enlighten, illuminate, elucidate
     
  3. (physics) cause to form crystals or assume crystalline form
    "crystallize minerals";
    - crystallise [Brit], crystalize, crystalise [Brit]
     
  4. Assume crystalline form; become crystallized
    - crystalize, crystalise [Brit], effloresce, crystallise [Brit]

See also: crystalline, preserved

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

Antonym: uncrystallized

Encyclopedia: Crystallized

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