Congealment



[kuh n-jeel] /kənˈdʒil/

verb (used with or 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.
/kənˈdʒiːl/
verb
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.
(intransitive) (of ideas) to take shape or become fixed in form
v.

late 14c., from Old French congeler (14c.) “to freeze, thicken,” from Latin congelare “to cause to freeze, to freeze together,” from com- “together” (see com-) + gelare “to freeze,” from gelu “frost, ice” (see cold (adj.)). Related: Congealed; congealing.

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