Definition of


  1. (verb, change) change from a liquid to a thickened or solid state
  2. (verb, change) cause to change from a liquid to a solid or thickened state
  3. (adj, all) transformed from a liquid into a soft semisolid or solid mass
    curdled milk
    grumous blood

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Synonyms of Coagulate

clot, coagulated, curdled, grumose, grumous

Alternate forms of Coagulate

Derivations: coagulant, coagulation, coagulator, coagulum

Hyponyms: curdle

Hypernyms: alter, change, change state, modify, turn

Origin of the word Coagulate

  1. 1477 (coagulation), from M.Fr. coaguler, from L. coagulatus, pp. of coagulare "to cause to curdle," from cogere "to curdle, collect" (see cogent). more

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