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(UK usually crystallise) uk   /ˈkrɪs.təl.aɪz/  us   /ˈkrɪs.təl.aɪz/
[I] If a liquid crystallizes, it turns into crystals.
[T] If something crystallizes your thoughts or opinions, it makes them clear and fixed: The event helped to crystallize my thoughts.
noun [U] (UK usually crystallisation) uk   /ˌkrɪs.təl.aɪˈzeɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌkrɪs.təl.əˈzeɪ.ʃən/
(Definition of crystallize from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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crystallizeverb [I/T]

(of a substance) to turn into a crystal or crystals
noun [U]  /ˌkrɪs·təl·əˈzeɪ·ʃən, -ˌɑɪˈzeɪ·ʃən/
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crystallizeverb [T]

( UK usually crystallise) uk   us   /ˈkrɪstəlaɪz/
FINANCE to sell an investment at a particular time and make a profit or loss from that investment: By selling the shares now, your gain will be crystallized.
(Definition of crystallize from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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