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Meaning of CURDLE

Pronunciation:  'kurdl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  turn from a liquid to a solid mass; "his blood curdled"
  2. [v]  go bad or sour; "The milk curdled"
  3. [v]  turn into curds,as of dairy products; "curdled milk"

CURDLE is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: clabber
 Antonyms: homogenise, homogenize
 See Also: change state, clot, coagulate, go bad, spoil, turn



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cur"dle\ (k?r"d'l), v. i. [From {Curd}.] [Sometimes
    written {crudle} and {cruddle}.]
    1. To change into curd; to coagulate; as, rennet causes milk
       to curdle. --Thomson.
    2. To thicken; to congeal.
             Then Mary could feel her heart's blood curdle cold.
  2. \Cur"dle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Curdled} (-d'ld); p. pr.
    & vb. n. {Curdling} (-dl?ng).]
    1. To change into curd; to cause to coagulate. ``To curdle
       whites of eggs'' --Boyle.
    2. To congeal or thicken.
             My chill blood is curdled in my veins. --Dryden.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: beat up, cake, churn, clabber, clot, clump, cluster, coagulate, colloid, colloidize, concrete, condense, congeal, cream, curd, emulsify, emulsionize, ferment, gel, gelatinate, gelatinize, go off, incrassate, inspissate, jell, jellify, jelly, knot, lopper, lump, set, sour, spoil, thick, thicken, turn, whip