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crystallize

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Chemistry, Geology
crystallizecrys‧tal‧lize (also crystallise British English) /ˈkrɪstəlaɪz/ verb 🔊 🔊 1 [intransitive, transitive]HC if a liquid crystallizes, it forms crystals 🔊 The liquid will crystallize at 50 degrees centigrade.2 [intransitive, transitive]UNDERSTAND if an idea, plan etc crystallizes or is crystallized, it becomes very clear in your mind 🔊 Inside her a thought was crystallizing.crystallization /ˌkrɪstəlaɪˈzeɪʃən $ -lə-/ noun [uncountable]
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crystallizeSo crystallize a substance once: there will soon be microscopic traces of it everywhere about your laboratory.Quartz, on the other hand, is the most stable and crystallizes at the lowest temperature.Sea salt crystallizes from tidal pools when the water evaporates.What state it was in before it crystallized he does not explain; certainly it was not glassy.It is merely that Gandhi was ready for a back-to-nature move and a passage in Ruskin crystallized his determination.Griner clipped pictures from magazines to crystallize ideas he had for an addition to be built on the ground floor.Olivine and plagioclase continue to crystallize in the upper layer until critical concentrations are again reached and another pulse of sedimentation occurs.His requirements were crystallized into a list of specific organizational demands, twenty-two in all, each one of them hard fought.The sperm, as it cools, tends to crystallize into lumps.The recent events really crystallized my opposition to war.
From Longman Business Dictionarycrystallizecrys‧tal‧lize /ˈkrɪstəlaɪz/ (also crystallise British English) verb [transitive]FINANCEBANKING crystallize a gain/loss to obtain or lose an amount of money SYN REALIZEThe failure of the shipping company would have crystallized large losses and put the bank’s survival in doubt.→ See Verb table
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crystallize
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycrystallize
he, she, itcrystallizes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycrystallized
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave crystallized
he, she, ithas crystallized
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad crystallized
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill crystallize
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have crystallized
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam crystallizing
he, she, itis crystallizing
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you, we, theyare crystallizing
Past
I, he, she, itwas crystallizing
you, we, theywere crystallizing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been crystallizing
he, she, ithas been crystallizing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been crystallizing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be crystallizing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been crystallizing
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