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[kon-juh-ley-shuh n]
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  1. the act or process of congealing; the state of being congealed.
  2. the product of congealing; a concretion; coagulation.
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Origin of congelation

1375–1425; late Middle English (< Middle French) < Latin congelātiōn- (stem of congelātiō). See congeal, -ation
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Related Words for congelation

snow, chill, condensation, agglomeration, consolidation, concretion, concentration, embolism, congelation, thickening, frost, refrigeration, rawness, ague, iciness, freeze, coldness, draft, frigidity, shivering

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Historical Examples of congelation

  • Congelation is crystallization, and all crystallization is electric, or magneto-electric.

    The Philosophy of the Weather

    Thomas Belden Butler

  • Many singular effects of congelation may be observed, which change their forms in various parts.

  • No doubt they had tried to swim across at the moment of congelation, and had been unable to disengage themselves.

  • The saline matter which sea-water holds in solution, prevents its congelation, except where the most intense cold prevails.

  • Therefore, this salt must have been in a fluid state of fusion, immediately before its congelation and crystallization.

British Dictionary definitions for congelation


  1. the process of congealing
  2. something formed by this process
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