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  1. crys·tal·lize
    IPA[ˈkristəˌlīz]
  2. verb

    • 1. form or cause to form crystals:

      when most liquids freeze they crystallize thermal processing is required in order to crystallize the ink
      Synonym : form crystals, solidify, harden
    • 2. make or become definite and clear:

      vague feelings of unrest crystallized into something more concrete writing can help to crystallize your thoughts
      Synonym : become clear, become definite, take shape, emerge, form, materialize, gel
  3. Variation

    • v.: verb: crystallize, 3rd person present: crystallizes, gerund or present participle: crystallizing, past tense: crystallized, past participle: crystallized

    • verb

      form or cause to form crystals:

      make or become definite and clear:

    • adjective

      formed into crystals; having a crystalline form:

      (of fruit or ginger) coated and impregnated with sugar as a means of preservation:

    • adjective

      formed into crystals; having a crystalline form:

      (of fruit or ginger) coated and impregnated with sugar as a means of preservation:

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