Definition of coagulate
: being clotted or congealed
First Known Use of coagulate
Simple Definition of coagulate
: to become thick and partly solid
Full Definition of coagulate
coagulabilityplay \kō-ˌa-gyə-lə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
coagulableplay \-ˈa-gyə-lə-bəl\ adjective
coagulationplay \-ˈlā-shən\ noun
Examples of coagulate in a sentence
The eggs coagulate when heated.
The medicine helps coagulate blood.
Origin and Etymology of coagulate
Latin coagulatus, past participle of coagulare to curdle, from coagulum curdling agent, from cogere to drive together — more at cogent
First Known Use: 15th century
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Medical Definition of coagulate
transitive verb: to cause to become viscous or thickened into a coherent mass : clot <blood platelets that coagulate blood—Sonni Efron> <rennin coagulates milk>
2: to subject to coagulation <high-frequency radio waves used to cut and coagulate tissue—Alan Goldstein>
intransitive verb: to become coagulated : undergo coagulation
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