Crystallize Crys"tal*lize (kr[i^]s"tal*l[imac]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Crystallized} (-l[imac]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Crystallizing}.] [Cf. F. cristalliser. See {Crystal}.] To cause to form crystals, or to assume the crystalline form. [1913 Webster]

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  • crystallized — adj. 1. smoothly coated with crystals of sugar; used especially of fruits. Syn: candied, glac[ e], glac[ e]ed. [WordNet 1.5] 2. caused to form into crystals; hence, in a crystalline form. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crystallized — crystallized; un·crystallized; …   English syllables

  • crystallized — index ossified Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • crystallized — c.1600, pp. adj. from CRYSTALLIZE (Cf. crystallize). Of fruit, etc., from 1875 …   Etymology dictionary

  • crystallized — crys|tal|lized [ krıstl,aızd ] adjective crystallized fruits or sweet foods are covered with sugar CRYSTALS: crystallized ginger …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • crystallized — adjective crystallized fruit is made by a special process which covers it with sugar: crystallized ginger …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • crystallized — UK [ˈkrɪstəlaɪzd] / US [ˈkrɪst(ə)lˌaɪzd] adjective crystallized fruits or sweet foods are covered with sugar crystals crystallized ginger …   English dictionary

  • crystallized — adjective 1. having both internal structure and external form of a crystal quartz crystal is perfectly crystallized • Syn: ↑crystalised • Similar to: ↑crystalline 2. having become fixed and definite in form distinguish between crystallized and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • crystallized — crys|tal|lized also crystallised BrE [ˈkrıstəlaızd] adj crystallized fruit, ↑ginger, or flowers are made by a special process which covers them with sugar …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • crystallized — [[t]krɪ̱st(ə)laɪzd[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n Crystallized fruits and sweets are covered in sugar which has been melted and then allowed to go hard. (in BRIT, also use crystallised) …   English dictionary

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