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kri stuh lahyzd

  • v  cause to take on a definite and clear shape
  • v  make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear
  • v  cause to form crystals or assume crystalline form
  • v  assume crystalline form; become crystallized
  • a  having become fixed and definite in form
    distinguish between crystallized and uncrystallized opinion"- Psychological Abstracts
  • s  having both internal structure and external form of a crystal
    quartz crystal is perfectly crystallized

  • After that, the lake bottom could be mined for crystallized salt.
  • The USGS discounted chances for cataclysmic eruption of the caldera, noting that the hot, active magma chamber below Yellowstone has turned into "largely crystallized mush.
  • It was months before editor Briton Hadden's impish contempt for his readers, his impatience with the English language, crystallized into gibberish.
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  • 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.
    June 7, 2013 - Los Angeles Times
  • 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.
    June 5, 2013 - News 14 Carolina
  • 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.
    June 5, 2013 - Valley News

  • Charles Schumer in TIME
    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.
  • Andrew Motion in MSNBC
    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...
  • Janeane Garofalo in BP News
    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."

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