noun act of hardening, coagulation, cohesion, compactness, concreteness, concretion, condensation, congelation, consistence, consolidation, crystallization, gelatinization, gelling, hardness, impenetrability, impermeability, incompressibility, indivisibility, jellification, petrification, precipitation, solidification, solidity, solidness, thickening, thickness

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  • Congealment — Con*geal ment, n. 1. The act or the process of congealing; congeliation. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is formed by congelation; a clot. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Wash the congealment from your wounds. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • congealment — noun see congeal …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • congealment — See congealable. * * * …   Universalium

  • congealment — noun a) The act of congealing b) Something that has congealed; a clot …   Wiktionary

  • congealment — con geal·ment || mÉ™nt n. coagulation; process of solidifying or becoming rigid …   English contemporary dictionary

  • congealment — con·geal·ment …   English syllables

  • congealment — noun the process of congealing; solidification by (or as if by) freezing • Syn: ↑congelation • Derivationally related forms: ↑congeal (for: ↑congelation) • Hypernyms: ↑hardening, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • congeal — verb Etymology: Middle English congelen, from Middle French congeler, from Latin congelare, from com + gelare to freeze more at cold Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to change from a fluid to a solid state by or as if by cold 2. to make… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Pillow structure — Pillow lava are pillow shaped structures sometimes seen in lavas and are attributed to the congealment of lava under water, or subaqeous extrusion. A pillow structure in certain extrusive igneous rock is characterized by discontinuous pillow… …   Wikipedia

  • congeal — congealable, adj. congealability, congealableness, n. congealedness, n. congealer, n. congealment, n. /keuhn jeel /, v.t., v.i. 1. to change from a soft or fluid state to a rigid or solid state, as by cooling or freezing: The fat congealed on the …   Universalium

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