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Meaning of crystallize

crys•tal•lize

Pronunciation: (kris'tl-īz"), [key]
— v., -lized, -liz•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to form into crystals; cause to assume crystalline form.
  2. to give definite or concrete form to: to crystallize an idea.
  3. to coat with sugar.
—v.i.
  1. to form crystals; become crystalline in form.
  2. to assume definite or concrete form.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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