Crystallization (noun)

The process or result of forming crystals or a crystal structure, often as a result of cooling and solidification of a substance.


The word 'crystallization' is derived from the latin word 'crystallizare' meaning 'to make into crystals', which is based on the greek word 'krystallos' meaning 'clear ice, crystal'.


  1. The sugar syrup underwent crystallization as it cooled and became solid.
  2. The mineral samples were subjected to high pressure and temperature to induce crystallization.
  3. The process of crystallization is important in the purification of substances, as impurities are often left behind.
  4. The scientists studied the effect of different conditions on the rate of crystallization.
  5. The crystallization of the metal alloy produced large, well-formed crystals with a unique structure.
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