Congeal Definition

congealed, congealing, congeals
congealed, congealing, congeals
To thicken; coagulate; jell.
Webster's New World
To solidify or thicken by cooling or freezing.
Webster's New World
To come together so as to form a whole or produce a result.
American Heritage
To cause to come together to form a whole or produce a result.
The conversation congealed his thoughts into a theory.
American Heritage

To change from a liquid to solid state perhaps by cold.


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

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