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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.
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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?
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.