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crys·tal·lize

crystallize

 
pronunciation:
krI st laIz
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part of speech: verb
inflections: crystallizes, crystallizing, crystallized
definition: to change into or cause to become crystals.
derivations: crystallizable (adj.), crystallization (n.)
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The word crystallize contains the following part:
-ize, -ise Greek verb-forming suffix that means to turn into or cause to be
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The suffix -ize , -ise forms transitive verbs from adjectives (civilize ) and nouns (crystallize ). The oldest English verbs ending in -ize were loanwords from Greek (baptize , catechize).