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crystal

crys·tal

crystal

 
pronunciation:
krI stl
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a naturally symmetrical or layered solid, such as diamond or quartz, with a regularly repeating three-dimensional atomic, ionic, or molecular structure.
Grains of salt are crystals.
 
definition 2: any of numerous electronic devices, such as detectors or oscillators, that are made of crystals.
definition 3: glass or glassware of exceptional quality and brilliance.
That beautiful vase is made of crystal.
definition 4: the clear covering of a watch face.
This crystal is so scratched I can hardly read the time.
definition 5: the solid form of a stimulant drug, esp. methamphetamine.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: made of or like crystal.
A crystal chandelier hung from the ceiling.
definition 2: not obscured or clouded; transparent; clear.
A crystal stream ran through the dense forest.
similar words:
liquid
derivation: crystallike (adj.)
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Crystal comes from a Greek word that means "clear ice."
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