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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CRYSTALLIZE

It is difficult to crystallize and hard to obtain in pure condition.

To speak of it would, however, seem to crystallize his feeling into a complaint.

Love will crystallize that Chinese legend into reality—for you and for Phil.

To "sugar off" is to boil the sirup until it is thick enough to crystallize into sugar.

Nor does he seem to crystallize into anything except sunburn.

But has he quite found himself, has his nature had time to crystallize?

They, rather than the newspapers, crystallize it and give it articulate expression.

Certain pyroxenes also crystallize in the orthorhombic system.

Nearly every mineral, under proper conditions, will crystallize.

This solution is of a russet colour, and doth not crystallize.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, from crystal + -ize. Figurative use is from 1660s. Related: Crystallized; crystallizing.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CRYSTALLIZE

form

verbcome into being; arise
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