- to change from a fluid into a thickened mass; curdle; congeal: Let the pudding stand two hours until it coagulates.
- Biology. (of blood) to form a clot.
- Physical Chemistry. (of colloidal particles) to flocculate or cause to flocculate by adding an electrolyte to an electrostatic colloid.
- Obsolete. coagulated.
Origin of coagulate
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Examples from the Web for coagulation
It is actually the coagulation of thousands of ceramic poppies.Blood and War: The Hard Truth About ‘Boots on the Ground’
September 22, 2014
As soon as it touches it it penetrates it and the coagulation which we have mentioned is produced.The Sexual Question
This acts upon the blood in such a way as to prevent its coagulation.The Meaning of Evolution
Samuel Christian Schmucker
The coagulation of the substance of the brain and of the nervous system goes on.Alcohol and the Human Brain
It is frequently desirable to determine the coagulation time.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis
James Campbell Todd
A coagulation in this crust contained eight million of the creatures, eight million.The Huddlers
William Campbell Gault
- to cause (a fluid, such as blood) to change into a soft semisolid mass or (of such a fluid) to change into such a mass; clot; curdle
- chem to separate or cause to separate into distinct constituent phases
- the solid or semisolid substance produced by coagulation
Word Origin and History for coagulation
c.1400, from Latin coagulationem (nominative coagulatio), noun of action from past participle stem of coagulare (see coagulate).
early 15c., from Latin coagulatus, past participle of coagulare "to cause to curdle," from cogere "to curdle, collect" (see cogent). Earlier coagule, c.1400, from Middle French coaguler. Related: Coagulated; coagulating.
- The change, especially of blood, from liquid to solid; clotting.
- A clot; coagulum.
- To change from the liquid state to a solid or gel; clot.
- The process of changing from a liquid to a gel or solid state by a series of chemical reactions, especially the process that results in the formation of a blood clot. See more at clot.