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Meaning of CONGEAL

Pronunciation:  kun'jeel

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  become gelatinous; "the liquid jelled after we added the enzyme"
 

CONGEAL is a 7 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: jell, set
 
 See Also: solidify

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Con*geal"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Congealed}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Congealing}.] [F. congeler, L. congelare, -gelatumn;
    con- + gelare to freeze, gelu frost. See {Gelid}.]
    1. To change from a fluid to a solid state by cold; to
       freeze.
    
             A vapory deluge lies to snow congealed. --Thomson.
    
    2. To affect as if by freezing; to check the flow of, or
       cause to run cold; to chill.
    
             As if with horror to congeal his blood. --Stirling.
    
    
  2. \Con*geal"\, v. i.
    To grow hard, stiff, or thick, from cold or other causes; to
    become solid; to freeze; to cease to flow; to run cold; to be
    chilled.
    
          Lest zeal, now melted . . . Cool and congeal again to
          what it was.                             --Shak.
    
    
 
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