verb (used with object), crys·taled, crys·tal·ing or (especially British) crys·talled, crys·tal·ling.
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OTHER WORDS FROM crystalcrys·tal·like, adjectiveun·crys·taled, adjectiveun·crys·talled, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for crystal
This material is soft and deformable, consisting of molecules loosely bound in a crystal structure.
Juno has also seen evidence that violent storms in deeper cloud layers sometimes toss ice crystals high above where they’re normally found.‘Exotic’ lightning crackles across Jupiter’s cloud tops|Lisa Grossman|August 5, 2020|Science News
This more basic environment causes little crystals of calcium carbonate to form.
At the bottom, I calculated the mean — the average crystal growth — for each group.
That will tell you how many grams of sugar crystals had grown.
Some of the video was crystal clear, but in other footage the figures were just fuzzy shadows in black and white.
Sailor Moon Crystal is expected to wrap up its initial storylines by the end of the year.
Sailor Moon Crystal is a more ambitious retelling of multiple Sailor Moon story arcs.
Crystal is a onetime member of the Avengers, and in various storylines is also married to Quicksilver.Inside Marvel’s Phase 3: How ‘The Avengers’ Cross Paths with Black Panther and the New Superheroes|Marlow Stern|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hers is a particular brand of essay: writing at its most crystal clear, subject matter at its most slippery and interesting.From Didion to Dunham, Female Essayists Seize the Day|Lucy Scholes|October 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The long axis of the hip-roof crystal is often so shortened that it resembles the envelop crystal of calcium oxalate.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
The soul of music which is embodied in them is imprisoned within wood and crystal, and is no more heard of men.
Jessie had bought a galena crystal mounted, as that was more satisfactory, the book said.The Campfire Girls of Roselawn|Margaret Penrose
You look at a clear perfect rich colour, as it were, through the purest crystal.
There were silver and gold, as she had said there would be, and crystal which glittered like the gems which the women wore.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
British Dictionary definitions for crystal
- a highly transparent and brilliant type of glass, often used in cut-glass tableware, ornaments, etc
- (as modifier)a crystal chandelier
- a crystalline element used in certain electronic devices as a detector, oscillator, transducer, etc
- (as modifier)crystal pick-up; crystal detector
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Scientific definitions for crystal
- A natural or synthetic material, such as quartz or ceramic, that consists of such crystals. When subjected to mechanical stresses, crystalline materials can generate an electric charge or, when subjected to an electric field, they can generate mechanical vibrations in what is known as the piezoelectric effect.
- An electrical device, such as an oscillator or a diode used for detecting radio signals, made of such a material.