Meaning of coagulate

co•ag•u•late

Pronunciation: (v.kō-ag'yu-lāt"adj.kō-ag'yu-lit, -lāt"), [key]
— v., adj. -lat•ed, -lat•ing,
—v.t., v.i.
  1. to change from a fluid into a thickened mass; curdle; congeal: Let the pudding stand two hours until it coagulates.
  2. (of blood) to form a clot.
  3. (of colloidal particles) to flocculate or cause to flocculate by adding an electrolyte to an electrostatic colloid.
—adj.
  1. coagulated.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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