coagulate


coagulate
coagulate early 15c., from L. coagulatus, pp. of coagulare "to cause to curdle," from cogere "to curdle, collect" (see COGENT (Cf. cogent)). Earlier coagule, c.1400, from M.Fr. coaguler. Related: Coagulated; coagulating.

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  • Coagulate — Co*ag u*late, a. [L. coagulatus, p. p. of coagulare to coagulate, fr. coagulum means of coagulation, fr. cogere, coactum, to drive together, coagulate. See {Cogent}.] Coagulated. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coagulate — coagulate, congeal, set, curdle, clot, jelly, jell are comparable when meaning to form or cause to form a stiff mass that is solid or at least cohesive. Coagulate implies a thickening or solidification of a liquid and usually the making insoluble …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Coagulate — Co*ag u*late, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Coagulated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Coagulating}.] To cause (a liquid) to change into a curdlike or semisolid state, not by evaporation but by some kind of chemical reaction; to curdle; as, rennet coagulates milk;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Coagulate — Co*ag u*late, v. i. To undergo coagulation. Boyle. Syn: To thicken; concrete; curdle; clot; congeal. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coagulate — index bond (hold together), cement, cohere (adhere), coherent (joined), crystallize Burton …   Law dictionary

  • coagulate — [v] clot clabber, coalesce, compact, concentrate, concrete, condense, congeal, consolidate, curdle, dry, gel, gelate, gelatinize, glop up*, harden, inspissate, jell, jellify, jelly, lopper*, set, solidify, thicken; concept 469 Ant. dilute,… …   New thesaurus

  • coagulate — ► VERB ▪ (of a fluid, especially blood) change to a solid or semi solid state. DERIVATIVES coagulable adjective coagulation noun coagulator noun. ORIGIN Latin coagulare curdle …   English terms dictionary

  • coagulate — [kō ag′yo͞olāt΄] vt. coagulated, coagulating [ME coagulaten < L coagulatus, pp. of coagulare, to cause to curdle < coagulum: see COAGULUM] to cause (a liquid) to become a soft, semisolid mass; curdle; clot vi. to become coagulated… …   English World dictionary

  • coagulate — 1. To convert a fluid or a substance in solution into a solid or gel. 2. To clot; to curdle; to change from a liquid to a solid or gel. [L. coagulo, pp. atus, to curdle] * * * co·ag·u·late kō ag yə .lāt vb, lat·ed; lat·ing …   Medical dictionary

  • coagulate — UK [kəʊˈæɡjʊleɪt] / US [koʊˈæɡjəˌleɪt] verb [intransitive] Word forms coagulate : present tense I/you/we/they coagulate he/she/it coagulates present participle coagulating past tense coagulated past participle coagulated if a liquid coagulates,… …   English dictionary