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Pronunciation:  'kris`tlIz

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear; "Could you clarify these remarks?"; "Clear up the question of who is at fault"
  2. [v]  cause to take on a definite and clear shape; "He tried to crystallize his thoughts"
  3. [v]  assume crystalline form; become crystallized
  4. [v]  cause to form crystals or assume crystalline form; "crystallize minerals"

CRYSTALLIZE is a 11 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: clear, clear up, crystalise, crystalise, crystalize, crystalize, crystallise, crystallise, effloresce, elucidate, enlighten, illuminate, shed light on, sort out, straighten out
 See Also: change integrity, clarify, crystallize, devitrify, form, shape, solidify



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \Crys"tal*lize\, v. i.
    To be converted into a crystal; to take on a crystalline
    form, through the action of crystallogenic or cohesive
Thesaurus Terms
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