A Word A Day : Coagulate

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( Verb & Noun )

Past and past participle : coagulated
Present participle : coagulating
3rd person present singular : coagulates

Pronunciation : kō-ággye-làyt


1. to thicken, or cause liquid to thicken, into a soft semisolid mass

2. to group together as a mass, or cause the particles in a colloid to group together, as egg white does when heated

3. to change or be changed from a liquid into a soft, semisolid or solid mass

4. the state of being capable of forming or of being formed into clots

5. a soft semisolid mass produced by the grouping together of the particles of a colloid


15th century - Latin coagulat - past participle of coagulare - coagere - drive together


coalesce, compact, concentrate, concrete, condense, congeal, consolidate, curdle, dry, gel, gelate, gelatinize, glop up, harden, inspissate, jell, jellify, jelly, lopper, set, solidify, thicken, clot, cake


dilute, liquefy, thin, unclot

Contextual Examples:

• Past studies suggested that the low air pressure on flights increases the tendency of blood to coagulate.

• Let the pudding stand two hours until it coagulates.

• The particulate filler fluid is fed under high pressure to the mixing zone to form a jet stream to entrain elastomer latex fluid energetically to completely coagulate the elastomer with filler prior to the discharge.

Related Words:

coagulability : Noun

coagulation : Noun

coagulator : Noun

coagulable : Adjective

coagulative : Adjective

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