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coagulate

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adjective co·ag·u·late \ -lət , -ˌlāt \

Definition of coagulate

archaic
:being clotted or congealed

First Known Use of coagulate

14th century

Other Biochemistry Terms


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coagulate

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verb co·ag·u·late \ kō-ˈa-gyə-ˌlāt \

Definition of coagulate

coagulated; coagulating
transitive verb
1 :to cause to become viscous or thickened into a coherent mass :curdle, clot
2 :to gather together or form into a mass or group
intransitive verb
:to become coagulated

coagulability

play \kō-ˌa-gyə-lə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

coagulable

play \-ˈa-gyə-lə-bəl\ adjective

coagulation

play \-ˈlā-shən\ noun

Examples of coagulate in a Sentence

  1. The eggs coagulate when heated.

  2. The medicine helps coagulate blood.

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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

coagulate Synonyms


COAGULATE Defined for English Language Learners

coagulate

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verb

Definition of coagulate for English Language Learners

  • : to become thick and partly solid


COAGULATE Defined for Kids

coagulate

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verb co·ag·u·late \ kō-ˈa-gyə-ˌlāt \

Definition of coagulate for Students

coagulated; coagulating
:to gather into a thick compact mass :clot
  • The blood coagulated.

Medical Dictionary

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coagulate

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verb co·ag·u·late \ kō-ˈag-yə-ˌlāt \

medical Definition of coagulate

coagulated; coagulating
transitive verb
1 :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

coagulability

play \kō-ˌag-yə-lə-ˈbil-ət-ē\ noun

coagulable

play \-ˈag-yə-lə-bəl\ adjective

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coagulate

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noun co·ag·u·late \ -lət , -ˌlāt \

medical Definition of coagulate



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