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verb as in become settled

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Overall, the downward trend of mail voting suggests that the popular perception that the pandemic would prompt a national, predominantly mail election — an idea crystallized during the spring and early summer — is outdated.

Between about –113° C and –38° C, the liquid crystallizes extremely rapidly, even if it’s entirely pure.

The relative amounts of these elemental forms indicate the chemical makeup of the magma in which the diamonds crystallized.

Of course, our childhood dreams don’t always crystallize into reality.

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Atom by atom, molecule by molecule of the virus has been studied and crystallized to the nth degree.

Midterm races generally crystallize in mid-summer, and the House is expected to stay firmly in GOP hands.

For years, I wondered who had signed up for all of the slots, and eventually a character started to crystallize in my imagination.

But with anger about cuts starting to crystallize, that might change.

Things crystallize for you now, as Neptune leaving Aquarius means murky material matters are becoming a thing of the past.

And principles will not crystallize without debate—and certainly not by Monday.

Michael had always been inclined to crystallize in one strong figure of imagination his vague impressions.

Before the lead begins to crystallize, the upper pot is charged with lead of half the richness of that in the lower pot.

And all the substances which this acid unites with crystallize, and do not deliquesce.

And possibly these agents have been the greatest incentives to help create and crystallize this unrest and migration.

I think of you perpetually, but my thoughts are all aqueous; they will not crystallize—they are as fleeting as ripples on the sea.


On this page you'll find 18 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to crystallize, such as: assume a pattern, become definite, become delineated, form into crystals, take form, and take shape.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.