- 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
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Examples from the Web for recrystallize
In the latter case anamorphism is necessary to recrystallize the carbon into the form of graphite.The Economic Aspect of Geology
C. K. Leith
Many limestones are rich in aragonite, but this in course of time tends to recrystallize as calcite.
In some cases it was necessary to dissolve in hot HCl again and to recrystallize.
They are dissolved by strong hydrochloric acid, and recrystallize as octahedra upon addition of ammonia.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis
James Campbell Todd
I never had any recrystallize after once having been treated to the water bath; and the flavor of the honey was in no way injured.
- 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
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Word Origin and History for recrystallize
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