- 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
Synonyms for coagulate
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Historical Examples of coagulative
Bulk for bulk its coagulative power is higher than that of acetic acid.The Preparation of Plantation Rubber
- 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 for 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.
- Of or being a coagulant.
- To change from the liquid state to a solid or gel; clot.