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verb [intransitive/transitive] crystallize pronunciation in American English /ˈkrɪst(ə)lˌaɪz/
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present tense
present participlecrystallizing
past tensecrystallized
past participlecrystallized
  1. 1
    chemistry to change into crystals, or to make something change into crystals
    Ice had crystallized on the window pane overnight.
  2. 2
    to become definite or easily understood, or to make something definite or easily understood
    It was her trips to South and Central America that crystallized her desire to work on environmental issues.


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