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crystallize

verb (UK usually crystallise)     /ˈkrɪs.təl.aɪz/
[I] If a liquid crystallizes, it turns into crystals.Physical and chemical processes [T] If something crystallizes your thoughts or opinions, it makes them clear and fixed: The event helped to crystallize my thoughts.Defining and explaining
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