1. [ verb ] (crystallography) cause to take on a definite and clear shape
Synonyms: crystalize crystallise crystalise

"He tried to crystallize his thoughts"

Related terms: shape crystallization
2. [ verb ] make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear
Synonyms: clarify illuminate shed_light_on sort_out clear elucidate crystalise straighten_out crystallise crystalize enlighten clear_up

: "Could you clarify these remarks?" "Clear up the question of who is at fault"

Related terms: confuse interpret clarify lucidity clarification
3. [ verb ] (chemistry,crystallography) cause to form crystals or assume crystalline form
Synonyms: crystalize crystallise crystalise

"crystallize minerals"

Related terms: change_integrity physics crystal crystallization crystal quartz_glass
4. [ verb ] (chemistry,crystallography) assume crystalline form; become crystallized
Synonyms: effloresce crystalise crystalize
Related terms: solidify devitrify crystal crystallization quartz_glass crystal
Similar spelling:   crystallized