verb (used without object), re·crys·tal·lized, re·crys·tal·liz·ing.
- 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), re·crys·tal·lized, re·crys·tal·liz·ing.
- to crystallize again.
- 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
- to undergo or cause to undergo the process in which a deformed metal forms a new set of undeformed crystal grains