[ verb koh-ag-yuh-leyt; adjective koh-ag-yuh-lit, -leyt ]
/ verb koʊˈæg yəˌleɪt; adjective koʊˈæg yə lɪt, -ˌleɪt /
verb (used with or without object), co·ag·u·lat·ed, co·ag·u·lat·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.
Words nearby coagulate
Origin of coagulate
OTHER WORDS FROM coagulate
co·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, adjective
non·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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British Dictionary definitions for coagulative
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 (kəʊˈæɡjʊlɪt, -ˌleɪt)
the solid or semisolid substance produced by coagulation
Derived forms of coagulatecoagulable, adjectivecoagulability, nouncoagulation, nouncoagulative (kəʊˈæɡjʊlətɪv), adjective
Word Origin for coagulate
C16: from Latin coāgulāre to make (a liquid) curdle, from coāgulum rennet, from cōgere to drive together
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Medical definitions for coagulative (1 of 2)
[ kō-ăg′yə-lā′tĭv, -lə-tĭv ]
Of or being a coagulant.
Medical definitions for coagulative (2 of 2)
[ kō-ăg′yə-lāt′ ]
To change from the liquid state to a solid or gel; clot.
Other words from coagulateco•ag′u•la•bil′i•ty n.co•ag′u•la′tor n.
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