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The process of congealing or the state of being congealed.


1. (General Physics) the process of congealing
2. (General Physics) something formed by this process


(ˌkɒn dʒəˈleɪ ʃən)

1. the process of congealing.
2. the product of congealing.
[1375–1425; late Middle English (< Middle French) < Latin]


 a coagulated mass resulting from the congealing of a substance.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.congelation - the process of congealing; solidification by (or as if by) freezing
curing, solidification, solidifying, hardening, set - the process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization; "the hardening of concrete"; "he tested the set of the glue"
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Pumblechook might have said, the lap of luxury - being entirely furnished forth from the coffee-house - the circumjacent region of sitting-room was of a comparatively pastureless and shifty character: imposing on the waiter the wandering habits of putting the covers on the floor (where he fell over them), the melted butter in the armchair, the bread on the bookshelves, the cheese in the coalscuttle, and the boiled fowl into my bed in the next room - where I found much of its parsley and butter in a state of congelation when I retired for the night.
Do you not understand," he replied, "that this congelation of water will help us?
But, as the congelation of the sea-water produces at least 2@, I was at least reassured against the dangers of solidification.
The firm conviction of the necessity of a vegetation possessing a character of tropical luxuriance, to support such large animals, and the impossibility of reconciling this with the proximity of perpetual congelation, was one chief cause of the several theories of sudden revolutions of climate, and of overwhelming catastrophes, which were invented to account for their entombment.
Parmi les autres mesures phares, le texte fait un distinguo entre les autres types de sacs plastiques, notamment ceux employes pour la congelation, un usage agricole ou industriel ou encore pour la collecte d'ordures.
Pour eviter la saignee, beaucoup de menageres se rabattent sur la tomate, la courgette, les haricots verts, les pois chiches, le piment, les petits pois notamment l'ail et le poivron vert destines a la congelation de peur que leur prix triple durant le mois sacre.
The spray, having frozen as it rose, had gradually so condensed itself that it had joined and formed a splendid, irregular, fantastical arch of surprising brilliancy and lightness, in all the rugged and mixed varieties of form which frost gives to falling water, suddenly arrested by congelation.
By type, the congelation cold storage occupies 60% of the total, while ultra-low temperature freezer accounts for less than 1%.
In his view, "truth is not but the congelation of ancient metaphors".
Ice cover of small lakes usually consists of two main layers-a congelation (crystalline, black) and snow (white) ice (Lepparanta & Kosloff 2000; Petrov et al.
He thought a commentary should "represent a kind of slow motion, a congelation or immobilisation.
Les ecoles chez nous sont devenues semblables a des usines de congelation des legumes et des fruits pour la conservation provisoire pour enfin la consommation quotidienne.