|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|
|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]|
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.