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v. co·ag·u·lat·ed, co·ag·u·lat·ing, co·ag·u·lates
To cause transformation of (a liquid or sol, for example) into or as if into a soft, semisolid, or solid mass.
To become coagulated: As it cooled, the sauce began to coagulate.
[Middle English coagulaten, from Latin coāgulāre, coāgulāt-, from coāgulum, coagulator; see coagulum.]
co·ag′u·la·ble, co·ag′u·la′tive (-lā′tĭv, -lə-tĭv) adj.
1. (Chemistry) to cause (a fluid, such as blood) to change into a soft semisolid mass or (of such a fluid) to change into such a mass; clot; curdle
2. (Chemistry) chem to separate or cause to separate into distinct constituent phases
(Chemistry) the solid or semisolid substance produced by coagulation
[C16: from Latin coāgulāre to make (a liquid) curdle, from coāgulum rennet, from cōgere to drive together]
coagulative, coagulatory adj
co•ag•u•late(v. koʊˈæg yəˌleɪt; adj. -lɪt, -ˌleɪt)
v. -lat•ed, -lat•ing,
adj. v.i., v.t.
1. to change from a fluid into a thickened mass; curdle; congeal.
2. (of blood) to form or cause to form a clot.adj.
3. Obs. coagulated.
[1350–1400; Middle English: solidified < Latin coāgulātus, past participle of coāgulāre to curdle, derivative of coāgulum; see coagulum, -ate1]
co•ag′u•la•to`ry (-ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i) co•ag′u•la`tive (-ˌleɪ tɪv, -lə tɪv) adj.
To change a liquid into a solid or nearly solid mass: Exposure to air coagulates the blood.
Past participle: coagulated
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|Verb||1.||coagulate - change from a liquid to a thickened or solid state; "coagulated blood"|
change state, turn - undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"
curdle - turn from a liquid to a solid mass; "his blood curdled"
|2.||coagulate - cause to change from a liquid to a solid or thickened state|
|Adj.||1.||coagulate - transformed from a liquid into a soft semisolid or solid mass; "coagulated blood"; "curdled milk"; "grumous blood"|
thick - relatively dense in consistency; "thick cream"; "thick soup"; "thick smoke"; "thick fog"
vt. coagular, formar un coágulo, coagularse.