verb (used with or without object)
- congealed salad,
Origin of congeal
Examples from the Web for congeal
But when directed inward, that lifeblood tends to congeal, while exposed to rigorous movement it can offer sustaining power.
My blood seemed fairly to congeal in my veins as I realised my appalling position.For Treasure Bound|Harry Collingwood
It is then placed in flat vessels exposed to the air to congeal.
As the breath left his nostrils, he could almost see it congeal and fall to the ground, a filmy sheet of ice.Murder Point|Coningsby Dawson
Word Origin for congeal
late 14c., from Old French congeler (14c.) "to freeze, thicken," from Latin congelare "to cause to freeze, to freeze together," from com- "together" (see com-) + gelare "to freeze," from gelu "frost, ice" (see cold (adj.)). Related: Congealed; congealing.