Definitions for: Congeal


[v] become gelatinous; "the liquid jelled after we added the enzyme"



Webster (1913) Definition: Con*geal", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Congealed; p. pr. &
vb. n. Congealing.] [F. congeler, L. congelare, -gelatumn;
con- + gelare to freeze, gelu frost. See Gelid.]
1. To change from a fluid to a solid state by cold; to
freeze.

A vapory deluge lies to snow congealed. --Thomson.

2. To affect as if by freezing; to check the flow of, or
cause to run cold; to chill.

As if with horror to congeal his blood. --Stirling.


Con*geal", v. i.
To grow hard, stiff, or thick, from cold or other causes; to
become solid; to freeze; to cease to flow; to run cold; to be
chilled.

Lest zeal, now melted . . . Cool and congeal again to
what it was. --Shak.

Synonyms: jell, set

See Also: solidify

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