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Meaning of recrystallize

re•crys•tal•lize

Pronunciation: (rē-kris'tl-īz"), [key]
— v., -lized, -liz•ing.
—v.i.
  1. to become crystallized again.
  2. (of a metal) to acquire a new granular structure with new crystals because of plastic deformation, as when hot-worked.
—v.t.
  1. to crystallize again.
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