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Definition of "congeal" [con•geal]

  • To solidify by or as if by freezing: "My aim . . . was to take the Hill by storm before . . . opposition to spending cuts congealed” ( David A. Stockman). (verb-intransitive)
  • To coagulate; jell. (verb-intransitive)
  • To cause to solidify or coagulate or to undergo a process likened to solidification or coagulation. See Synonyms at coagulate. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "congeal" in a sentence
  • "If I insist we eat at the table, Sir is prone – however hungry – to leave his meal to congeal on the plate."
  • "When organizations decay, they don't shrink and dry up, they ... congeal."
  • "Roasted marrow bones had been allowed to cool for too long, and the marrow had started to congeal."