congeal

[ kuhn-jeel ]
/ kənˈdʒil /

verb (used with or without object)

to change from a soft or fluid state to a rigid or solid state, as by cooling or freezing: The fat congealed on the top of the soup.
to curdle; coagulate, as a fluid.
to make or become fixed, as ideas, sentiments, or principles: Some philosophic systems lost their vitality and congealed.

Nearby words

  1. confute,
  2. cong,
  3. cong.,
  4. conga,
  5. congaree,
  6. congealed salad,
  7. congee,
  8. congelation,
  9. congelifraction,
  10. congeliturbation

Origin of congeal

1350–1400; Middle English congelen (< Middle French congeler) < Latin congelāre, equivalent to con- con- + gelāre to freeze; see gelid

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British Dictionary definitions for congealed

congeal

/ (kənˈdʒiːl) /

verb

to change or cause to change from a soft or fluid state to a firm or solid state
to form or cause to form into a coagulated mass; curdle; jell
(intr) (of ideas) to take shape or become fixed in form
Derived Formscongealable, adjectivecongealer, nouncongealment, noun

Word Origin for congeal

C14: from Old French congeler, from Latin congelāre, from com- together + gelāre to freeze

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