curdle


cur·dle

verb \ˈkər-dəl\

: to thicken and separate into liquids and solids : to form curds

cur·dledcur·dling \ˈkərd-liŋ, ˈkər-dəl-iŋ\

Full Definition of CURDLE

intransitive verb
1
:  to form curds; also :  to congeal as if by forming curds <a scream curdled in her throat>
2
:  to go bad or wrong :  spoil
transitive verb
1
:  to cause curds to form in <curdled milk>
2
:  spoil, sour

Examples of CURDLE

  1. Too much heat will make the custard curdle.
  2. Too much heat will curdle the custard.

Origin of CURDLE

frequentative of 2curd
First Known Use: 1590

Rhymes with CURDLE

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