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Definition change from a liquid to a thickened or solid state
  • The blood began to coagulate.
coagulate = change from a liquid to a thickened or solid state
  • The bump on my forehead was swollen and I stopped the bleeding by lying still and letting it coagulate,
    Ernest Hemingway  --  A Farewell to Arms
  • coagulate = change from a liquid to a thickened or solid state
  • He felt the evil coagulating about him, and he was helpless to protect himself.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Pearl
  • coagulating = getting thicker and more solid
  • But it coagulated and dried before it reached his chin
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Old Man and the Sea
  • coagulated = of blood: thickened (eventually becoming a scab)
  • They stood on the far shore of a river... Trekking the dried floor of a mineral sea where it lay cracked and broken like a fallen plate. the coagulate sands.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  The Road
  • coagulate = changed from liquid to a solid state
  • The blood was already coagulating inside the wound, and it was simply a matter of bandaging him up and keeping him calm until the plane landed.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • His thoughts would not coagulate.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • The public prosecutor made an effort to smile a little with his lips on which the blood had coagulated.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf
  • I got mop and pail, sprayed a room with disinfectant, and scrubbed at coagulated blood and hardened dog, rat, and rabbit feces.
    Richard Wright  --  Black Boy
  • A surgeon will probe the exposed brain before slicing into it with a scalpel, using the path of coagulated blood to trace the trajectory of the ball.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • Gets visible as it coagulates, I see.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • There was blood everywhere, coagulating to a deep red crust.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Chouchou's mouth was a coagulated pool of dark blood; he coughed up more than a liter of blood in his agonal moments.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • There's a protein in muscle plasma called myosin that coagulates in the muscle fiber and causes rigor mortis.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • There's a thing called disseminated intravascular coagulation, but it's rare and requires all sorts of special circumstances to initiate it.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Spit coagulated into little white gobs at the corners of her mouth.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • The next morning Sean would open the refrigerator and find the coagulated, extra Mexican pizza.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • Six hours after death the capillaries coagulate.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • Suddenly, the blur in the distance coagulated into a farm with silos and fields and spots of cows.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • The air in the evening lamplight is coagulated, like a custard thickening; heavier sediments of light collect in the corners of the living room.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat's Eye

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