[ 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.
Words nearby congeal
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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Examples from the Web for congealment
Death by processes of congealment must carry an added sting if one had to die in a suit of pink rompers buttoning down the back.The Life of the Party|Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
British Dictionary definitions for congealment
/ (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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