crystallized crystallized  /ˈkrɪ stə ˌlaɪzd/


  1. (adj) having become fixed and definite in form
  2. (adj) having both internal structure and external form of a crystal



  1. After that, the lake bottom could be mined for crystallized salt.
  2. It was months before editor Briton Hadden's impish contempt for his readers, his impatience with the English language, crystallized into gibberish.
  3. That experience crystallized what I needed.


  1. Gary Simmons at Regen Projects

    Boxing isn't what it used to be. What it used to be was a hugely popular, organized form of violent theater that crystallized the tensions among working class youth of diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds in polyglot America.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. Apple crisp with maple syrup, dried cranberries and crystallized ginger

    On today's Cooking at Home recipe, Chef Dan Eaton uses real maple syrup to sweeten a homemade apple crisp and gives it added depth of flavor by adding dried cranberries and chopped crystallized ginger.
    on June 5, 2013     Source: News 14 Carolina

  3. Editorial: Continuing Crisis: Problems Surface for Vermont’s Mental Health Plan

    It was safe to assume that Vermont’s makeover of its mental health system would encounter some problems, but hardly of the magnitude of the one that has crystallized in recent weeks: The federal government is threatening to stop paying for treatment of patients at the Brattleboro Retreat because of inadequacies discovered during inspections.
    on June 5, 2013     Source: Valley News


  1. "What happened in that hospital room crystallized Mr. Gonzales' view about the rule of law: that he holds it in minimum low regard," said Sen. Chuck Schumer, DN.Y.
    on May 15, 2007 By: Charles Schumer Source: TIME

  2. Poet laureate Andrew Motion, who chaired a panel of judges, said Heaney's poems had "crystallized the story of our times. The self-renewing force of his writing, and the sheer scale of his achievement make the award of the Cohen Prize an absolutely...
    on Mar 18, 2009 By: Andrew Motion Source: MSNBC

  3. At one point Garofalo said, "I didn't know there were so many racists left. I didn't know that. As I said, the Republican-conservative movement has now crystallized into the white power movement."
    on Apr 24, 2009 By: Janeane Garofalo Source: BP News

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cynic cynic
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