Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To cause transformation of (a liquid or sol, for example) into or as if into a soft, semisolid, or solid mass.
  • intransitive verb To become coagulated.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Coagulated; curdled; clotted.
  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To cause (a liquid) to change into a curdlike or semisolid state, not by evaporation but by some kind of chemical reaction; to curdle.
  • adjective obsolete Coagulated.
  • intransitive verb To undergo coagulation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A mass formed by means of coagulation.
  • verb intransitive To become congealed; to convert from a liquid to a semisolid mass.
  • verb transitive To cause to congeal.

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

  • adjective transformed from a liquid into a soft semisolid or solid mass
  • verb cause to change from a liquid to a solid or thickened state
  • verb change from a liquid to a thickened or solid state

Etymologies

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

[Middle English coagulaten, from Latin coāgulāre, coāgulāt-, from coāgulum, coagulator; see coagulum.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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").

Examples

  • For tender, succulent results, egg dishes should be cooked only just to the temperature at which their proteins coagulate, which is always well below the boiling point, 212°F/100°C.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • For tender, succulent results, egg dishes should be cooked only just to the temperature at which their proteins coagulate, which is always well below the boiling point, 212°F/100°C.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • Particles that are much smaller than a micron in fact tend to "coagulate," i.e. cling together when they bump into one another, so sub-micron particles don't last long in the air.

    Running Out of Room at the Bottom

  • Particles that are much smaller than a micron in fact tend to "coagulate," i.e. cling together when they bump into one another, so sub-micron particles don't last long in the air.

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  • Children's Hospital is one of a handful of hospitals worldwide that performs fetoscopic laser ablation, a procedure to find and coagulate the interconnecting blood vessels of fetuses with TTTS.

    TTTS — Dicus

  • The blood on the glass walls of the chamber flows to the floor to puddle while the pink mists of blood in the chamber slowly coagulate and drop to the floor, drawn by gravity.

    The Temptress

  • I've read that oil in the ocean does coagulate in globules that are tough on the outside but the interiors are still wet with gooey oil and the globules when washed ashore spoil beaches just like an oil slick washing ashore.

    Oil Spill Conspiracy Theories: Join the Live Chat

  • The trick, according to food science god Harold McGee, is "heat the egg yolks enough to obtain the desired thickness, but not so much that the yolk proteins coagulate into little solid curds and the sauce separates".

    How to make perfect hollandaise sauce

  • Bev, did you re-coagulate the revert setting to the position of the geometric trade-off concurrent with the linear approach to the more telepathic scenarios shored up along the meter housing unit with the herpetic cable doctrine situated near, but not in-line with, the I-NOUNDERSTAND Y. O.U.123?

    Data recovery : Bev Vincent

  • A procedure in which radio waves are used to seal (coagulate) the blood supply from umbilical arteries and veins to a non-viable, parasitic twin.

    Glossary

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