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coagulate

[verb koh-ag-yuh-leyt; adjective koh-ag-yuh-lit, -leyt]
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verb (used with or without object), co·ag·u·lat·ed, co·ag·u·lat·ing.
  1. to change from a fluid into a thickened mass; curdle; congeal: Let the pudding stand two hours until it coagulates.
  2. Biology. (of blood) to form a clot.
  3. Physical Chemistry. (of colloidal particles) to flocculate or cause to flocculate by adding an electrolyte to an electrostatic colloid.
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adjective
  1. Obsolete. coagulated.
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Origin of coagulate

1350–1400 for earlier past participle senses “solidified, clotted,” 1605–15 for def 1; Middle English < Latin coāgulāt(us) (past participle of coāgulāre), equivalent to coāgul(um) coagulum + -ātus -ate1
Related formsco·ag·u·la·tion, nounco·ag·u·la·to·ry [koh-ag-yuh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /koʊˈæg yə ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, co·ag·u·la·tive [koh-ag-yuh-ley-tiv, -luh-tiv] /koʊˈæg yəˌleɪ tɪv, -lə tɪv/, adjectivean·ti·co·ag·u·lat·ing, adjectivean·ti·co·ag·u·la·tion, noun, adjectivenon·co·ag·u·lat·ing, adjectivenon·co·ag·u·la·tion, nounnon·co·ag·u·la·tive, adjectivere·co·ag·u·late, verb, re·co·ag·u·lat·ed, re·co·ag·u·lat·ing.re·co·ag·u·la·tion, nounun·co·ag·u·lat·ed, adjectiveun·co·ag·u·lat·ing, adjectiveun·co·ag·u·la·tive, adjective

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1. clot, set, solidify, thicken.
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  • Bulk for bulk its coagulative power is higher than that of acetic acid.

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British Dictionary definitions for coagulative

coagulate

verb (kəʊˈæɡjʊˌleɪt)
  1. 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
  2. chem to separate or cause to separate into distinct constituent phases
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noun (kəʊˈæɡjʊlɪt, -ˌleɪt)
  1. the solid or semisolid substance produced by coagulation
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Derived Formscoagulable, adjectivecoagulability, nouncoagulation, nouncoagulative (kəʊˈæɡjʊlətɪv), adjective

Word Origin

C16: from Latin coāgulāre to make (a liquid) curdle, from coāgulum rennet, from cōgere to drive together
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Word Origin and History for coagulative

coagulate

v.

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.

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coagulative in Medicine

coagulative

(kō-ăgyə-lā′tĭv, -lə-tĭv)
adj.
  1. Of or being a coagulant.
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coagulate

(kō-ăgyə-lāt′)
v.
  1. To change from the liquid state to a solid or gel; clot.
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Related formsco•ag′u•la•bili•ty n.co•agu•la′tor n.
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