- to become crystallized again.
- Metallurgy. (of a metal) to acquire a new granular structure with new crystals because of plastic deformation, as when hot-worked.
- to crystallize again.
Also especially British, re·crys·tal·lise.
Origin of recrystallize
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for recrystallization
Talc is also derived from the recrystallization of magnesian carbonates.The Economic Aspect of Geology
C. K. Leith
It is further purified by sublimation or recrystallization from water.All About Coffee
William H. Ukers
The most important feature of this alteration has been the recrystallization of the carbon of the shale into diamond.
Crude nitre, obtained from soils or other sources, is purified by recrystallization.
The extraction and recrystallization were the same as in the former case.
- chem to dissolve and subsequently crystallize (a substance) from the solution, as in purifying chemical compounds, or (of a substance) to crystallize in this way
- to undergo or cause to undergo the process in which a deformed metal forms a new set of undeformed crystal grains
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Word Origin and History for recrystallization
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper