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recrystallize

[ ree-kris-tl-ahyz ]

verb (used without object)

, re·crys·tal·lized, re·crys·tal·liz·ing.
  1. to become crystallized again.
  2. 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.
  1. to crystallize again.

recrystallize

/ riːˈkrɪstəˌlaɪz /

verb

  1. 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
  2. to undergo or cause to undergo the process in which a deformed metal forms a new set of undeformed crystal grains


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Derived Forms

  • reˌcrystalliˈzation, noun

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Other Words From

  • re·crystal·li·zation noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of recrystallize1

First recorded in 1790–1800; re- + crystallize

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Example Sentences

From 11 to 17 gigapascals and about 800° to 900° C, the olivine recrystallized into thin layers containing new wadsleyite and smaller olivine grains.

Ice cream contains tiny ice crystals that grow bigger when natural temperature fluctuations in the freezer cause them to melt and recrystallize.

They are dissolved by strong hydrochloric acid, and recrystallize as octahedra upon addition of ammonia.

In some cases it was necessary to dissolve in hot HCl again and to recrystallize.

Many limestones are rich in aragonite, but this in course of time tends to recrystallize as calcite.

In the latter case anamorphism is necessary to recrystallize the carbon into the form of graphite.

I never had any recrystallize after once having been treated to the water bath; and the flavor of the honey was in no way injured.

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