Definition of recrystallize in English:


Line breaks: re|crys¦tal|lize
Pronunciation: /riːˈkrɪst(ə)lʌɪz
(also recrystallise)


Form or cause to form crystals again: [no object]: the molten silica could recrystallize into cristobalite [with object]: recrystallize the precipitate (as adjective recrystallized) recrystallized carbonate rocks
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  • The heat and/or pressure experienced during metamorphism causes the calcium carbonate to recrystallize into a tightly interlocking mass of calcite crystals.
  • Fat crystals with high melting points ‘dissolve’ in this liquid fat and are taken along to the surface where they can recrystallise as spiky crystals.
  • Normally in a chemistry laboratory, filtration is generally used to separate solid impurities from a liquid or a solution or to collect a solid substance from the liquid or solution from which it was precipitated or recrystallized.



Pronunciation: /-ˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
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  • This involves ionic diffusion processes in the crystal structure of the solids, leading to phase change and recrystallisation.
  • These form emulsions with the sugar and help to prevent recrystallization of the mixture when this is not desired.
  • In the near field above the container the borehole will be very effectively sealed by melting, recrystallization and metamorphism of the host rock backfill.

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