Borrowed from Latin coāgulō, coāgulātus, from coāgulum (“a means of curdling, rennet”), from cōgō (“bring together, gather, collect”), from co- (“together”) + agō (“do, make, drive”). Doublet of quail. Displaced native Middle English irennen, from Old English ġerinnan, but not native curdle.
- (intransitive) To become congealed; to convert from a liquid to a semisolid mass.
- In cheese making, milk coagulates into curds that become cheese.
- (transitive) To cause to congeal.
- Rennet coagulates milk; heat coagulates the white of an egg.
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coagulate (not comparable)
- (obsolete) Coagulated.
coagulate (plural coagulates)
- coagulate in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- coagulate in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.
- coagulate at OneLook Dictionary Search