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Definitions for coagulate
koʊˈæg yəˌleɪt; -lɪt, -ˌleɪtco·ag·u·late

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. coagulate, coagulated, curdled, grumous, grumoseverb

    transformed from a liquid into a soft semisolid or solid mass

    "coagulated blood"; "curdled milk"; "grumous blood"

  2. clot, coagulateverb

    change from a liquid to a thickened or solid state

    "coagulated blood"

  3. clot, coagulateverb

    cause to change from a liquid to a solid or thickened state


  1. coagulatenoun

    A mass formed by means of coagulation.

  2. Etymology: From coagulo, from coagulum, from cogo, from co- + ago.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To COAGULATEverb

    To force into concretions; as, by the affusion of some other substance, to turn milk.

    Etymology: coagulo, Lat.

    Roasted in wrath and fire,
    And thus o’ersized with coagulate gore. William Shakespeare, Hamlet.

    Vivification ever consisteth in spirits attenuate, which the cold doth congeal and coagulate. Francis Bacon, Nat. History, №. 836.

    Bitumen is found in lumps, or coagulated masses, in some springs. John Woodward, Natural History.

    The milk in the stomach of calves, which is coagulated by the runnet, is again dissolved and rendered fluid by the gall in the duodenum. John Arbuthnot, on Aliments.

  2. To Coagulateverb

    To run into concretions, or congelations.

    Spirit of wine commixed with milk, a third part spirit of wine, and two parts milk, coagulateth little, but mingleth; and the spirit swims not above. Francis Bacon, Phys. Rem.

    About the third part of the oil olive, which was driven over into the receiver, did there coagulate into a whitish body, almost like butter. Robert Boyle, History of Fluidity.


  1. coagulate

    Coagulation, also known as clotting, is the process by which blood changes from a liquid to a gel, forming a blood clot. It potentially results in hemostasis, the cessation of blood loss from a damaged vessel, followed by repair. The mechanism of coagulation involves activation, adhesion and aggregation of platelets, as well as deposition and maturation of fibrin. Coagulation begins almost instantly after an injury to the endothelium lining a blood vessel. Exposure of blood to the subendothelial space initiates two processes: changes in platelets, and the exposure of subendothelial tissue factor to plasma factor VII, which ultimately leads to cross-linked fibrin formation. Platelets immediately form a plug at the site of injury; this is called primary hemostasis. Secondary hemostasis occurs simultaneously: additional coagulation (clotting) factors beyond factor VII (listed below) respond in a cascade to form fibrin strands, which strengthen the platelet plug.Disorders of coagulation are disease states which can result in problems with hemorrhage, bruising, or thrombosis.Coagulation is highly conserved throughout biology. In all mammals, coagulation involves both cellular components (platelets) and proteinaceous components (here, coagulation factors). The pathway in humans has been the most extensively researched and is the best understood.


  1. coagulate

    Coagulate refers to the process or action where a liquid, typically a part of a substance, changes into a semi-solid or solid state. This term is often used in science, especially in cooking or medicine, such as when blood or milk coagulates. It can also imply the clumping together of particles in a solution.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Coagulateadjective


  2. Coagulateverb

    to cause (a liquid) to change into a curdlike or semisolid state, not by evaporation but by some kind of chemical reaction; to curdle; as, rennet coagulates milk; heat coagulates the white of an egg

  3. Coagulateverb

    to undergo coagulation

  4. Etymology: [L. coagulatus, p. p. of coagulare to coagulate, fr. coagulum means of coagulation, fr. cogere, coactum, to drive together, coagulate. See Cogent.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Coagulate

    kō-ag′ū-lāt, v.t. to make to curdle or congeal.—v.i. to curdle or congeal.—adj. clotted: congealed.—n. Coagulabil′ity.—adj. Coag′ulable.—ns. Coagū′lant, a substance which causes coagulation, as rennet; Coagulā′tion.—adjs. Coag′ulātive; Coag′ulātory.—n. Coag′ulum, what is coagulated. [L. coagulāre, -ātum, co-, together, ag-ĕre, to drive.]


  1. Coagulate

    to congeal; to change from a fluid to a jelly.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of coagulate in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of coagulate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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  • zum Gerinnen bringen, koagulieren, gerinnenGerman
  • συμπηγνύωGreek
  • coagularse, coagular, coágulo, cuajarónSpanish
  • لخته شدنPersian
  • koaguloitua, hyytymä, hyydyttää, hyytyä, saostua, saos, saostaa, koaguloida, hyytelö, saostumaFinnish
  • caillot, coagulat, thrombusFrench
  • grumo, coaguloItalian
  • 凝固Japanese
  • meyandin, meyînKurdish
  • tetepe, tepeMāori
  • coagulaat, stollen, coagulerenDutch
  • koagulereNorwegian
  • сгущать, коагулировать, свёртываться, сгусток, свёртывать, коагулят, сгущатьсяRussian
  • koagulera, levrasSwedish

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