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/ kənˈdʒil /
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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.
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Origin of congeal
OTHER WORDS FROM congeal
con·geal·a·ble, adjectivecon·geal·a·bil·i·ty, con·geal·a·ble·ness, nouncon·geal·ed·ness, nouncon·geal·er, noun
con·geal·ment, nounhalf-con·gealed, adjectivenon·con·geal·ing, adjective, nounun·con·geal, verb (used without object)un·con·geal·a·ble, adjective
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How to use congeal in a sentence
This was already a few days behind the rapidly congealing conventional wisdom.Weiner’s Well-Timed Rehab|Eric Alterman|June 12, 2011|DAILY BEAST
This curious effect has been attributed to the vitality yet remaining in the blood, during the act of congealing.
And I have good reason to believe that the forces of Aptor are congealing once more, a sluggish but huge amoeba of horror.The Jewels of Aptor|Samuel R. Delany
Having kept the remainder of the jelly warm, to prevent its congealing too soon, pour it over the fowls.Domestic French Cookery, 4th ed.|Sulpice Baru
It is because blood is congealing and growing poorer everywhere, while instinct grows and develops.
Naturalists said that this kind of rain was due to vapor drawn up out of red earth which congealing, fell afterward in this form.Bee and Butterfly|Lucy Foster Madison
British Dictionary definitions for congeal
/ (kənˈdʒiːl) /
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 forms of congealcongealable, 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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