from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. To undergo caseation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A certain ion.
  • n. A salt, compound or solution containing this ion.
  • v. To produce a cheese-like substance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. to turn into cheese; -- of milk.
  • intransitive v. to undergo caseation; -- of dead tissue.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In pathology, to undergo caseous degeneration; become like cheese.
  • n. In chem., a salt resulting from the union of caseic acid with a base.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. become cheeselike
  • v. turn into cheese


Back-formation from caseation.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Ultimately from Latin cāseus, with -ate. (Wiktionary)


  • They are like the grill age one notes in ancient French country houses -- little caseate cut in the windows through which you may see in vivid outline a little section of the landscape.

    Promenades of an Impressionist


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