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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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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.
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.
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.
La teinte verdatre de la carcasse ou sa putrefaction s'expliquent par le non-respect des regles d'hygiene liees a l'abattage et a l'ecorchage du mouton et aux conditions de conservation de la carcasse avant sa decoupe et son stockage par refrigeration ou par congelation, a indique lundi l'Office national de securite sanitaire des produits alimentaires (ONSSA), assurant que cela n'a rien a voir avec les campagnes de vaccination du cheptel menees par l'Office avant l'avenement de l'Aid Al Adha.
Il peut enfin etre rattache au contrat de service, specialement lorsqu'en plus de l'entreposage, les parties conviennent de la fourniture d'autres prestations telles que la congelation (162), la palettisation (163) ou encore la transformation du produit (164).
Modification du degre de congelation de l'eau due probablement a la psychocinese: Auto-observation [Built upon water: psychokinesis and water cooling: A self observation].
La coriandre et les feuilles de [beaucoup moins que] dioul [beaucoup plus grand que] seront conserves a la fraicheur de la congelation.
Dans le nord de l'ile de Baffin, les temperatures moyennes quotidiennes sont tombees sous le point de congelation apres le 5 septembre 2013, si bien que nous estimons que pour cette nichee, la probabilite de recrutement etait tres faible.
Ces mesures ont ete prises conjointement par les professionnels du metier, l'Union tunisienne de l'agriculture et de la peche (UTAP), le Syndicat des marins-pecheurs de la peche cotiere et les usines de congelation pour favoriser l'ecoulement des poulpes.
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.
In his view, "truth is not but the congelation of ancient metaphors".