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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Mechanisms and kinetics of recrystallization in ice cream.
In this lab activity you will extract the caffeine from tea and purify it by recrystallization.
Aluminum nitrate recrystallization and recovery from liquid extraction raffinates.
After the snow falls its density increases due to gravitational settling, wind packing, melting and recrystallization.
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