[ ree-kris-tl-ahyz ]
/ riˈkrɪs tlˌaɪz /

verb (used without object), re·crys·tal·lized, re·crys·tal·liz·ing.

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.

verb (used with object), re·crys·tal·lized, re·crys·tal·liz·ing.

to crystallize again.

Nearby words

  1. recrudescent typhus,
  2. recruit,
  3. recruiter,
  4. recruitment,
  5. recrystallization,
  6. rect,
  7. rect-,
  8. rect.,
  9. recta,
  10. rectal

Also especially British, re·crys·tal·lise.

Origin of recrystallize

First recorded in 1790–1800; re- + crystallize

Related formsre·crys·tal·li·za·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for recrystallization



/ (riːˈkrɪstəˌlaɪz) /


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
Derived Formsrecrystallization or recrystallisation, noun

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Word Origin and History for recrystallization
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