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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crystallize  \Crys"tal*lize\  (kr[i^]s"tal*l[imac]z),  v.  t.  [imp. 
  &  p.  p.  {Crystallized}  (-l[imac]zd);  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Crystallizing}.]  [Cf.  F.  cristalliser  See  {Crystal}.] 
  To  cause  to  form  crystals,  or  to  assume  the  crystalline  form 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crystallize  \Crys"tal*lize\,  v.  i. 
  To  be  converted  into  a  crystal;  to  take  on  a  crystalline 
  form  through  the  action  of  crystallogenic  or  cohesive 
  attraction. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  crystallize 
  v  1:  cause  to  take  on  a  definite  and  clear  shape;  "He  tried  to 
  crystallize  his  thoughts" 
  2:  make  free  from  confusion  or  ambiguity;  make  clear:  "Could 
  you  clarify  these  remarks?";  "Clear  up  the  question  of  who 
  is  at  fault"  [syn:  {clarify},  {clear},  {clear  up},  {shed 
  light  on},  {straighten  out},  {sort  out},  {enlighten},  {illuminate}, 
  {elucidate}]  [ant:  {confuse}] 
  3:  cause  to  form  crystals  or  assume  crystalline  form 
  "crystallize  minerals" 
  4:  assume  crystalline  form  become  crystallized  [syn:  {crystalize}, 
  {effloresce}] 




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