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coagulate

[ verb koh-ag-yuh-leyt; adjective koh-ag-yuh-lit, -leyt ]
/ verb ko蕣藞忙g y蓹藢le瑟t; adjective ko蕣藞忙g y蓹 l瑟t, -藢le瑟t /
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verb (used with or without object), co路ag路u路lat路ed, co路ag路u路lat路ing.
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.
adjective
Obsolete. coagulated.
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Origin of coagulate

1350鈥1400 for earlier past participle senses 鈥渟olidified, clotted,鈥 1605鈥15 for def. 1; Middle English <Latin co膩gul膩t(us) (past participle of co膩gul膩re), equivalent to co膩gul(um) coagulum + -膩tus-ate1

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British Dictionary definitions for coagulate

coagulate

verb (k蓹蕣藞忙伞j蕣藢le瑟t)
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
noun (k蓹蕣藞忙伞j蕣l瑟t, -藢le瑟t)
the solid or semisolid substance produced by coagulation

Derived forms of coagulate

coagulable, adjectivecoagulability, nouncoagulation, nouncoagulative (k蓹蕣藞忙伞j蕣l蓹t瑟v), adjective

Word Origin for coagulate

C16: from Latin co膩gul膩re to make (a liquid) curdle, from co膩gulum rennet, from c艒gere to drive together
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