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From Middle English congelen, a Middle French congeler, from Latin congelare, cognate with Portuguese and Spanish congelar.


  • enPR: kənjēl', IPA(key): /kənˈdʒiːl/
  • Rhymes: -iːl
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congeal (third-person singular simple present congeals, present participle congealing, simple past and past participle congealed)

  1. (transitive) To change from a liquid to solid state perhaps by cold
  2. (transitive) To coagulate, make curdled or semi-solid as gel or jelly
  3. (transitive) To make rigid or immobile
    We must act before opposition to our plans congeals.
  4. (intransitive) To become congealed, solidify


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