congeal


con·geal

verb \kən-ˈjēl\

of a liquid : to become thick or solid

Full Definition of CONGEAL

transitive verb
1
:  to change from a fluid to a solid state by or as if by cold
2
:  to make viscid or curdled :  coagulate
3
:  to make rigid, fixed, or immobile
intransitive verb
:  to become congealed :  solidify
con·geal·ment \-mənt\ noun

Examples of CONGEAL

  1. The gravy began to congeal in the pan.
  2. <the surface of the pond congealed after several days of frigid temperatures>

Origin of CONGEAL

Middle English congelen, from Middle French congeler, from Latin congelare, from com- + gelare to freeze — more at cold
First Known Use: 14th century

con·geal

transitive verb \kən-ˈjē(ə)l\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CONGEAL

1
: to change from a fluid to a solid state by or as if by cold
2
: to make viscid or curdled : coagulate
intransitive verb
: to become congealed

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