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.
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
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recrystallize

recrystallise

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
Derived Formsrecrystallization or recrystallisation, noun
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Word Origin and History for recrystallize
v.

also re-crystallize, 1774, from re- + crystallize. Related: Recrystallized; recrystallizing.

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