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- adj. having definitive and fixed form, solidified.
- adj. being crystalline, in the form of crystals.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of crystallize.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. smoothly coated with crystals of sugar; -- used especially of fruits.
- adj. caused to form into crystals; hence, in a crystalline form.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having assumed the form of crystals: as, crystallized saltpeter or crystallized alum.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having both internal structure and external form of a crystal
- adj. having become fixed and definite in form
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The proposal to erase the word crystallized opposition to the remaking of DSM-III.
But again the term crystallized as a specific literary slogan only in France.
• Mix in crystallized ginger and grated ginger -- with a fork, making sure the fresh ginger does not clump.
He isn't quite sure when the meaning of the phrase crystallized into the act of "summarily and decisively rejecting someone."
Stir in crystallized ginger, scrape into prepared pan.
Organizationally, in political and military terms, we were too weak to take advantage of the situation that crystallized from the first events of 16 June 1976.
As the idea crystallized I told it excitedly to my then girlfriend we were into the second month of a thirteen month round-the-world trip together, sharing everything.
Or perhaps the idea crystallized when he asked to see some of their native dances, and within an hour the dancers assembled on his lawn -- five hundred of them -- and performed until sundown.
Rather would it have been better had the idea crystallized in "Do it now."
It is the idea crystallized in legends like those of St. Christopher and St. Martin.