- The definition of coagulate means for a liquid to become a soft mass or a clot.
An example of coagulate is for blood to clot and congeal into a mass on the edge of a cut in the skin.
transitive verbcoagulated, coagulating
Origin of coagulateMiddle English coagulaten ; from Classical Latin coagulatus, past participle of coagulare, to cause to curdle ; from coagulum: see coagulum
verbco·ag·u·lat·ed, co·ag·u·lat·ing, co·ag·u·lates
Origin of coagulateMiddle English coagulaten, from Latin coāgulāre, coāgulāt-, from coāgulum, coagulator; see coagulum.
- co·ag′u·la·ble, co·ag′u·la′tive
(third-person singular simple present coagulates, present participle coagulating, simple past and past participle coagulated)
- (obsolete) Coagulated.
From Latin coāgulō (“I curdle”), from coāgulum (“a means of curdling, rennet”), from cōgō (“bring together, gather, collect”), from co- (“together”) + agō (“do, make, drive”).