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

See also: crystalline, preserved

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

Encyclopedia: Crystalised