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- n. The breakdown of a solid, crystalline structure.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or process of losing the crystalline structure.
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When decrystallization, or disenchantment, sets in, it is the prelude—quite often a prolonged one—to revolution.
André Gide, commenting on Stendhal, concentrates on the decrystallization of love.
"You are right, Contessina," said he, "the decrystallization has commenced.