Coagulate meaning

kō-ăgyə-lāt
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.

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To cause transformation of (a liquid or sol, for example) into or as if into a soft, semisolid, or solid mass.
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To cause (a liquid) to become a soft, semisolid mass; curdle; clot.
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To become coagulated.

As it cooled, the sauce began to coagulate.

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To become coagulated.
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To cause transformation of a liquid or sol into a soft, semisolid, or solid mass.
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To become coagulated.
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(intransitive) To become congealed; to convert from a liquid to a semisolid mass.

In cheese making, milk coagulates into curds that become cheese.

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To cause to congeal.

Rennet coagulates milk; heat coagulates the white of an egg.

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(obsolete) Coagulated.

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A mass formed by means of coagulation.
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Origin of coagulate

  • Middle English coagulaten from Latin coāgulāre coāgulāt- from coāgulum coagulator coagulum

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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”).

    From Wiktionary