What does crystalize mean?

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  1. clear, clear up, shed light on, crystallize, crystallise, crystalize, crystalise, straighten out, sort out, enlighten, illuminate, elucidateverb

    make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear

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

  2. crystallize, crystallise, crystalize, crystaliseverb

    cause to form crystals or assume crystalline form

    "crystallize minerals"

  3. crystallize, crystalize, crystalise, effloresceverb

    assume crystalline form; become crystallized

  4. crystallize, crystallise, crystalise, crystalizeverb

    cause to take on a definite and clear shape

    "He tried to crystallize his thoughts"


  1. crystalizeverb

    To cause something to form crystals

    I crystalized the copper sulphate by slowly cooling a saturated solution.

  2. crystalizeverb

    To coat something with crystals, especially of sugar

    We crystalized the fruit by coating in sugar.

  3. crystalizeverb

    To give something a definite or precise form

    After some thought, I crystalized my ideas for the paper.

  4. crystalizeverb

    To assume a crystalline form

    The copper sulphate crystalized from solution.

  5. crystalizeverb

    To take a definite form

    My ideas crystalised overnight.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of crystalize in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of crystalize in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of crystalize in a Sentence

  1. The BoE:

    There is evidence that some risks have begun to crystalize. The current outlook for UK financial stability is challenging.

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