[ kris-tl-ahyz ]
/ 藞kr瑟s tl藢a瑟z /
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verb (used with object), crys路tal路lized, crys路tal路liz路ing.
to form into crystals; cause to assume crystalline form.
to give definite or concrete form to: to crystallize an idea.
to coat with sugar.
verb (used without object), crys路tal路lized, crys路tal路liz路ing.
to form crystals; become crystalline in form.
to assume definite or concrete form.
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Also especially British, crys路tal路lise .

Origin of crystallize

First recorded in 1590鈥1600; crystall- + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM crystallize

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How to use crystallize in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for crystallize


crystalize, crystallise or crystalise

/ (藞kr瑟st蓹藢la瑟z) /

to form or cause to form crystals; assume or cause to assume a crystalline form or structure
to coat or become coated with sugarcrystallized fruit
to give a definite form or expression to (an idea, argument, etc) or (of an idea, argument, etc) to assume a recognizable or definite form

Derived forms of crystallize

crystallizable, crystalizable, crystallisable or crystalisable, adjectivecrystallizability, crystalizability, crystallisability or crystalisability, nouncrystallization, crystalization, crystallisation or crystalisation, nouncrystallizer, crystalizer, crystalliser or crystaliser, noun
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