[ kon-juh-ley-shuhn ]
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  1. the act or process of congealing; the state of being congealed.

  2. the product of congealing; a concretion; coagulation.

Origin of congelation

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

Words Nearby congelation Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use congelation in a sentence

  • Upon the first principle, or the absorption of heat, are founded the various artificial methods of producing cold and congelation.

  • It is just possible that the point of congelation may not be entirely independent of the presence of air in the water.

  • His gracious familiarity became transformed, by some mysterious process of congelation, into a dignified formality of manner.

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  • Thus we would have a line of great heat and evaporation, graduating each way into a point of great cold and congelation.

  • But as soon as the surface of the torrent cools to the point of congelation, it loses the splendour of its first incandescence.

British Dictionary definitions for congelation


/ (ˌkɒndʒɪˈleɪʃən) /

  1. the process of congealing

  2. something formed by this process

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