re crystallize

recrystallize

[ree-kris-tl-ahyz]
verb (used without object), recrystallized, recrystallizing.
1.
to become crystallized again.
2.
Metallurgy. (of a metal) to acquire a new granular structure with new crystals because of plastic deformation, as when hot-worked.
verb (used with object), recrystallized, recrystallizing.
3.
to crystallize again.
Also, especially British, recrystallise.


Origin:
1790–1800; re- + crystallize

recrystallization, noun
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recrystallize or recrystallise (riːˈkrɪstəˌlaɪz)
 
vb
1.  chem to dissolve and subsequently crystallize (a substance) from the solution, as in purifying chemical compounds, or (of a substance) to crystallize in this way
2.  to undergo or cause to undergo the process in which a deformed metal forms a new set of undeformed crystal grains
 
recrystallise or recrystallise
 
vb
 
recrystalli'zation or recrystallise
 
n
 
recrystalli'sation or recrystallise
 
n

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