Definition of CONGEAL

to become physically firm or solid <the surface of the pond congealed after several days of frigid temperatures>
Antonyms liquefy (also liquify), soften
to turn from a liquid into a substance resembling jelly <the gravy had already started to congeal by the time the waiter served our dinners>
Near Antonyms deliquesce, flux, fuse, liquefy (also liquify), melt, thaw

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