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congeal


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  Lest  zeal,  now  melted  .  .  .  Cool  and  congeal  again  to 
  what  it  was  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  A  vapory  deluge  lies  to  snow  congealed.  --Thomson. 
 
  2.  To  affect  as  if  by  freezing;  to  check  the  flow  of  or 
  cause  to  run  cold;  to  chill. 
 
  As  if  with  horror  to  congeal  his  blood.  --Stirling. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  congeal 
  v  :  become  gelatinous;  "the  liquid  jelled  after  we  added  the 
  enzyme"  [syn:  {jell},  {set}] 




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