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Crystallize vs. Cotectic

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Crystallizeverb

to make something form into crystals

‘I crystallized the copper sulphate by slowly cooling a saturated solution.’;

Cotecticadjective

Describing the conditions of pressure, temperature and composition at which multiple solid phases crystallize at the same time from a single liquid when cooled

Crystallizeverb

(intransitive) to assume a crystalline form

‘The copper sulphate crystallized from solution.’;

Crystallizeverb

(transitive) to give something a definite or precise form

‘After some thought, I crystallized my ideas for the paper.’;

Crystallizeverb

(intransitive) to take a definite form

‘My ideas crystallized overnight.’;

Crystallizeverb

(transitive) to coat something with crystals, especially with sugar

‘We crystallized the fruit by coating in sugar.’;

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Crystallizeverb

To cause to form crystals, or to assume the crystalline form.

Crystallizeverb

To be converted into a crystal; to take on a crystalline form, through the action of crystallogenic or cohesive attraction; to precipitate from a solution in the form of crystals.

Crystallizeverb

cause to take on a definite and clear shape;

‘He tried to crystallize his thoughts’;

Crystallizeverb

make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear;

‘Could you clarify these remarks?’; ‘Clear up the question of who is at fault’;

Crystallizeverb

cause to form crystals or assume crystalline form;

‘crystallize minerals’;

Crystallizeverb

assume crystalline form; become crystallized

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Crystallizeverb

form or cause to form crystals

‘when most liquids freeze they crystallize’;

Crystallizeverb

coat and impregnate (fruit or petals) with sugar as a means of preserving them

‘a box of crystallized fruits’;

Crystallizeverb

make or become definite and clear

‘vague feelings of unrest crystallized into something more concrete’; ‘writing can help to crystallize your thoughts’;

Crystallizeverb

convert or be converted from a floating charge into a fixed charge

‘the sale may not crystallize the charge’; ‘no deduction is given for contingent liabilities until they crystallize’;

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