An example of coagulate is for blood to clot and congeal into a mass on the edge of a cut in the skin.
As it cooled, the sauce began to coagulate.
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”).