Congeal definition

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To solidify or coagulate.

Fat congealed in globs on the surface of the soup.

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To cause to solidify or coagulate.

The cool air congealed the fat.

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To congeal is to solidify, especially by cooling, or to take shape, especially to form a satisfying whole.

When runny egg yolks cool and solidify, this is an example of a time when they congeal.

When the parts of a play come together to form a cohesive whole, this is an example of a time when they congeal.

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To come together so as to form a whole or produce a result.
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To cause to come together to form a whole or produce a result.

The conversation congealed his thoughts into a theory.

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To solidify or thicken by cooling or freezing.
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To thicken; coagulate; jell.
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To change from a liquid to solid state perhaps by cold.
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To coagulate, make curdled or semi-solid as gel or jelly.
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To make rigid or immobile.
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(intransitive) To become congealed, solidify.
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Origin of congeal

  • Middle English congelen from Old French congeler from Latin congelāre com- com- gelāre to freeze gel- in Indo-European roots

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

  • Middle English congelen, from Middle French congeler, from Latin congelare, cognate with Spanish congelar.

    From Wiktionary