from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To cause transformation of (a liquid or sol, for example) into or as if into a soft, semisolid, or solid mass.
- intransitive v. To become coagulated.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To become congealed; to convert from a liquid to a semisolid mass.
- v. To cause to congeal.
- n. A mass formed by means of coagulation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Coagulated.
- transitive v. To cause (a liquid) to change into a curdlike or semisolid state, not by evaporation but by some kind of chemical reaction; to curdle.
- intransitive v. To undergo coagulation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To curdle; congeal; clot; change from a fluid into a curd-like or thickened mass: as, to coagulate blood; rennet coagulates milk.
- To crystallize.
- To curdle or become clotted; congeal or become congealed.
- To become crystallized.
- Coagulated; curdled; clotted.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. transformed from a liquid into a soft semisolid or solid mass
- v. cause to change from a liquid to a solid or thickened state
- v. change from a liquid to a thickened or solid state
Middle English coagulaten, from Latin coāgulāre, coāgulāt-, from coāgulum, coagulator; see coagulum.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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"). (Wiktionary)