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curdling


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Curdle  \Cur"dle\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Curdled}  (-d'ld);  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Curdling}  (-dl?ng).] 
  1.  To  change  into  curd;  to  cause  to  coagulate.  ``To  curdle 
  whites  of  eggs''  --Boyle. 
 
  2.  To  congeal  or  thicken. 
 
  My  chill  blood  is  curdled  in  my  veins.  --Dryden. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  curdling 
  adj  :  turning  into  a  solid  mass:  "I  waited  for  her  to  materialize 
  out  of  the  clogging  curdling  crowd" 
  n  :  the  process  of  forming  semisolid  lumps  in  a  liquid  [syn:  {clotting}, 
  {coagulation}] 




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