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"crystallize" in British English

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crystallizeverb

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

"crystallize" in American English

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crystallizeverb [I/T]

 /ˈkrɪs·təlˌɑɪz/
(of a ​substance) to ​turn into a ​crystal or ​crystals
crystallization
noun [U]  /ˌkrɪs·təl·əˈzeɪ·ʃən, -ˌɑɪˈzeɪ·ʃən/
(Definition of crystallize from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"crystallize" in Business English

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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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