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Verb

Infinitive
to crystalize

Third person singular
crystaliz

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to crystalize (third-person singular simple present crystaliz, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To cause something to form crystals
    I crystalized the copper sulphate by slowly cooling a saturated solution.
  2. (transitive) To coat something with crystals, especially of sugar
    We crystalized the fruit by coating in sugar.
  3. (transitive) To give something a definite or precise form
    After some thought, I crystalized my ideas for the paper.
  4. (intransitive) To assume a crystalline form
    The copper sulphate crystalized from solution.
  5. (intransitive) To take a definite form
    My ideas crystalised overnight.

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