Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun crystallizing

1 sense of crystallizing

Sense 1
crystallization, crystallisation, crystallizing -- (the formation of crystals)
       => chemical phenomenon -- (any natural phenomenon involving chemistry (as changes to atoms or molecules))

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb crystallize

4 senses of crystallize

Sense 1
crystallize, crystallise, crystalise, crystalize -- (cause to take on a definite and clear shape; "He tried to crystallize his thoughts")
       => shape, form -- (give shape or form to; "shape the dough"; "form the young child's character")

Sense 2
clear, clear up, shed light on, crystallize, crystallise, crystalize, crystalise, straighten out, sort out, enlighten, illuminate, elucidate -- (make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear; "Could you clarify these remarks?"; "Clear up the question of who is at fault")
       => clarify, clear up, elucidate -- (make clear and (more) comprehensible; "clarify the mystery surrounding her death")

Sense 3
crystallize, crystallise, crystalize, crystalise -- (cause to form crystals or assume crystalline form; "crystallize minerals")
       => change integrity -- (change in physical make-up)

Sense 4
crystallize, crystalize, crystalise, effloresce -- (assume crystalline form; become crystallized)
       => solidify -- (become solid; "The metal solidified when it cooled")

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