[verb koh-ag-yuh-leyt; adjective koh-ag-yuh-lit, -leyt] /verb koʊˈæg yəˌleɪt; adjective koʊˈæg yə lɪt, -ˌleɪt/

verb (used with or without object), coagulated, coagulating.
to change from a fluid into a thickened mass; curdle; congeal:
Let the pudding stand two hours until it coagulates.
Biology. (of blood) to form a clot.
Physical Chemistry. (of colloidal particles) to flocculate or cause to flocculate by adding an electrolyte to an electrostatic colloid.
Obsolete. coagulated.
verb (kəʊˈæɡjʊˌleɪt)
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
(chem) to separate or cause to separate into distinct constituent phases
noun (kəʊˈæɡjʊlɪt; -ˌleɪt)
the solid or semisolid substance produced by coagulation

c.1400, from Latin coagulationem (nominative coagulatio), noun of action from past participle stem of coagulare (see coagulate).

early 15c., from Latin coagulatus, past participle of coagulare “to cause to curdle,” from cogere “to curdle, collect” (see cogent). Earlier coagule, c.1400, from Middle French coaguler. Related: Coagulated; coagulating.

coagulation co·ag·u·la·tion (kō-āg’yə-lā’shən)

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.
co·ag’u·la·bil’i·ty n.
co·ag’u·la’tor n.
The process of changing from a liquid to a gel or solid state by a series of chemical reactions, especially the process that results in the formation of a blood clot. See more at clot.


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