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Meaning of COAGULATE

Pronunciation:  [adj]kow'agyulit, [v]kow'agyu`leyt, kow'agyû`leyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  transformed from a liquid into a soft semisolid or solid mass; "coagulated blood"; "curdled milk"; "grumous blood"
  2. [v]  change from a liquid to a thickened or solid state; "coagulated blood"
  3. [v]  cause to change from a liquid to a solid or thickened state

COAGULATE is a 9 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: clot, coagulated, curdled, grumose, grumous, thick
 See Also: alter, change, change state, curdle, turn



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Co*ag"u*late\, a. [L. coagulatus, p. p. of coagulare
    to coagulate, fr. coagulum means of coagulation, fr. cogere,
    coactum, to drive together, coagulate. See {Cogent}.]
    Coagulated. [Obs.] --Shak.
  2. \Co*ag"u*late\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Coagulated}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Coagulating}.]
    To cause (a liquid) to change into a curdlike or semisolid
    state, not by evaporation but by some kind of chemical
    reaction; to curdle; as, rennet coagulates milk; heat
    coagulates the white of an egg.
  3. \Co*ag"u*late\, v. i.
    To undergo coagulation. --Boyle.
    Syn: To thicken; concrete; curdle; clot; congeal.
Medical Dictionary
 Definition: To solidify or change from a liquid to a semisolid, as when blood clots.
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