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German translation of “crystal”

crystal

noun /ˈkristl/
a small part of a solid substance (eg salt or ice) which has a regular shape.
der Kristall
a special kind of very clear glass
das Kristall
This bowl is made of crystal.
crystalline /-lain/ adjective (of minerals etc) formed into crystals
kristallen
Salt is a crystalline substance.
crystallize verb ( crystallise) to form (into) crystals
kristallisieren
He crystallized the salt from the sea water.
to cover with a coating of sugar crystals
kandieren
crystallized fruits.
to make or become definite or clear
klären
He tried to crystallize his ideas.
crystallization noun ( crystallisation)
die Kristallisation
crystal ball a glass ball used in fortune-telling.
die Kristallkugel
crystal clear absolutely clear
kristall-, glasklar
My instructions were crystal clear.
(Definition of crystal from the Password English-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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