Congeal Con*geal", v. i. To grow hard, stiff, or thick, from cold or other causes; to become solid; to freeze; to cease to flow; to run cold; to be chilled.

Syn: jell, set. [1913 Webster]

Lest zeal, now melted . . . Cool and congeal again to what it was. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • Congeal — Con*geal , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Congealed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Congealing}.] [F. congeler, L. congelare, gelatumn; con + gelare to freeze, gelu frost. See {Gelid}.] 1. To change from a fluid to a solid state by cold; to freeze. Syn: jell, set.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • congeal — index cement, cohere (adhere), consolidate (strengthen), consolidate (unite) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Bu …   Law dictionary

  • congeal — late 14c., from O.Fr. congeler (14c.) to freeze, thicken, from L. congelare to cause to freeze, to freeze together, from com together (see COM (Cf. com )) + gelare to freeze, from gelu frost, ice (see COLD (Cf. cold)). Related …   Etymology dictionary

  • congeal — vb *coagulate, set, curdle, clot, jelly, jell Analogous words: solidify, *harden: *compact, concentrate, consolidate: cool, chill, freeze (see corresponding adjectives at COLD) Contrasted words: melt, *liquefy, deliquesce …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • congeal — [v] coagulate cake, clabber, clot, concrete, condense, curdle, dry, freeze, gel, gelate, gelatinate, gelatinize, glob up*, harden, indurate, jell, jellify, jelly, refrigerate, set, solidify, stiffen, thicken; concepts 250,469 Ant. dissolve,… …   New thesaurus

  • congeal — ► VERB ▪ become semi solid, especially on cooling. DERIVATIVES congelation noun. ORIGIN Latin congelare, from gelare freeze …   English terms dictionary

  • congeal — [kən jēl′] vt., vi. [ME congelen < OFr congeler < L congelare < com , together + gelare, to freeze: see GELATIN] 1. to solidify or thicken by cooling or freezing 2. to thicken; coagulate; jell congealable adj. congealment n …   English World dictionary

  • congeal — UK [kənˈdʒiːl] / US [kənˈdʒɪl] verb [intransitive] Word forms congeal : present tense I/you/we/they congeal he/she/it congeals present participle congealing past tense congealed past participle congealed if a substance such as blood or fat… …   English dictionary

  • congeal — verb Congeal is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑blood …   Collocations dictionary

  • congeal — [[t]kənʤi͟ːl[/t]] congeals, congealing, congealed VERB When a liquid congeals, it becomes very thick and sticky and almost solid. The blood had started to congeal. [V ed] ...spilled wine mingled with congealed soup …   English dictionary

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