congealability

congeal

[kuhn-jeel]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
1.
to change from a soft or fluid state to a rigid or solid state, as by cooling or freezing: The fat congealed on the top of the soup.
2.
to curdle; coagulate, as a fluid.
3.
to make or become fixed, as ideas, sentiments, or principles: Some philosophic systems lost their vitality and congealed.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English congelen (< Middle French congeler) < Latin congelāre, equivalent to con- con- + gelāre to freeze; see gelid

congealable, adjective
congealability, congealableness, noun
congealedness, noun
congealer, noun
congealment, noun
half-congealed, adjective
noncongealing, adjective, noun
uncongeal, verb (used without object)
uncongealable, adjective


1. harden, set, jell, solidify.
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congeal (kənˈdʒiːl)
 
vb
1.  to change or cause to change from a soft or fluid state to a firm or solid state
2.  to form or cause to form into a coagulated mass; curdle; jell
3.  (intr) (of ideas) to take shape or become fixed in form
 
[C14: from Old French congeler, from Latin congelāre, from com- together + gelāre to freeze]
 
con'gealable
 
adj
 
con'gealer
 
n
 
con'gealment
 
n

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congeal
c.1380, from O.Fr. congeler "freeze, thicken," from L. congelare "to freeze together," from com- "together" + gelare "to freeze," from gelu "frost, ice."
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