anticoagulating

coagulate

[v. koh-ag-yuh-leyt; adj. koh-ag-yuh-lit, -leyt]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), coagulated, coagulating.
1.
to change from a fluid into a thickened mass; curdle; congeal: Let the pudding stand two hours until it coagulates.
2.
Biology. (of blood) to form a clot.
3.
Physical Chemistry. (of colloidal particles) to flocculate or cause to flocculate by adding an electrolyte to an electrostatic colloid.
adjective
4.
Obsolete, coagulated.

Origin:
1350–1400 for earlier past participle senses “solidified, clotted,” 1605–15 for def 1; Middle English < Latin coāgulāt(us) (past participle of coāgulāre), equivalent to coāgul(um) coagulum + -ātus -ate1

coagulation, noun
coagulatory [koh-ag-yuh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] , coagulative [koh-ag-yuh-ley-tiv, -luh-tiv] , adjective
anticoagulating, adjective
anticoagulation, noun, adjective
noncoagulating, adjective
noncoagulation, noun
noncoagulative, adjective
recoagulate, verb, recoagulated, recoagulating.
recoagulation, noun
uncoagulated, adjective
uncoagulating, adjective
uncoagulative, adjective


1. clot, set, solidify, thicken.
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coagulate
 
vb
1.  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.  chem to separate or cause to separate into distinct constituent phases
 
n
3.  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]
 
co'agulable
 
adj
 
coagula'bility
 
n
 
coagu'lation
 
n
 
coagulative
 
adj

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coagulate
1477 (coagulation), from M.Fr. coaguler, from L. coagulatus, pp. of coagulare "to cause to curdle," from cogere "to curdle, collect" (see cogent).
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coagulate co·ag·u·late (kō-āg'yə-lāt')
v. co·ag·u·lat·ed, co·ag·u·lat·ing, co·ag·u·lates
To change from the liquid state to a solid or gel; clot.


co·ag'u·la·bil'i·ty n.
co·ag'u·la'tor n.
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