verb (used without object), recrystallized, recrystallizing.
to become crystallized again.
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.
to crystallize again.
Also, especially British, recrystallise.

1790–1800; re- + crystallize

recrystallization, noun Unabridged
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recrystallize or recrystallise (riːˈkrɪstəˌlaɪz)
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
recrystalli'zation or recrystallise
recrystalli'sation or recrystallise

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Example sentences
If slate minerals further recrystallize, giving the rocks a shiny appearance,
  the new rock is phyllite.
Marble forms when sedimentary limestone is heated and squeezed by natural
  rock-forming processes so that the grains recrystallize.
In nature, compacted snow may recrystallize and become ice, or ice may form on
Heating an amorphous silica usually causes it to recrystallize as cristobalite.
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