- to form crystals; become crystalline in form.
- to assume definite or concrete form.
Origin of crystallize
Examples from the Web for crystallized
That crystallized it for me: The crime would push and test them.Sarah Waters: Queen of the Tortured Lesbian Romance
September 30, 2014
For religious people in particular, he also crystallized the theological choice.Fred Phelps, Friend of the Gays
March 20, 2014
A sculpture with crystallized, color-changing, holographic colors with black lights.RiFF RaFF on Being James Franco’s Alleged ‘Spring Breakers’ Inspiration
March 19, 2013
“Rush Limbaugh has crystallized something that is bigger than just him,” Ciezadlo said.Rush Limbaugh Wrongly Attacks Tracie McMillan as ‘Over-Educated’ ‘Authorette’
March 15, 2012
Happily, this second form of intelligence—the crystallized kind—stays ... well ... crystallized as the brain gets older.Life Gets Better at 50
August 4, 2011
But all his doubts and fears had crystallized to certainty before she whispered, "Anthony."Glory of Youth
A proverbial expression is often a crystallized lie which we should like to believe.Crankisms
Lisle de Vaux Matthewman
In the crystallized state it is very hard and has a density of 2.6.An Elementary Study of Chemistry
I crystallized my ideas into pithy sentences which a child could have understood.Love Among the Chickens
P. G. Wodehouse
Twice or thrice it was to be dissolved, filtered, and crystallized.Medical Essays
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
crystalize, crystallise or crystalise
- 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
Word Origin and History for crystallized
c.1600, past participle adjective from crystallize. Of fruit, etc., from 1875.