verb (used with object), crys·taled, crys·tal·ing or (especially British) crys·talled, crys·tal·ling.
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Origin of crystal
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.
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 two crystal ball gazers have been engaged in a running battle on Twitter, on their own websites, and in the media at large.
The table was set with the Cavendish silver and crystal and various sumptuous-looking bottles from the wine cellar.The Duchess Who Secretly Loved Elvis: Remembering Lunch with 'Debo,' The Last Mitford Sister|Lloyd Grove|September 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Crystal recalled a time where Williams attended a baseball game with him, despite not having a clue about baseball.Billy Crystal's Tribute to Robin Williams at the Emmys Was Perfect|Kevin Fallon|August 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And upon those rocks of crystal grow the good diamonds that be of trouble colour.The Travels of Sir John Mandeville|John Mandeville
Only, the desire must be ardent as a flame, in a soul pure as crystal.The Way of Initiation|Rudolf Steiner
There was a crystal jug filled with cold water and sunshine, and it threw a wavering light on the damask.The Sea and the Jungle|H. M. Tomlinson
The king rushed to the crystal ball, looked all the world over; but no princess!Prince Ricardo of Pantouflia|Andrew Lang
These groups, or similar ones, are now to be seen in the Crystal Palace at Sydenham.Practical Taxidermy|Montagu Browne
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.