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Definition transition from a liquid to a thicker liquid or solid


the coming together of an idea or something with many parts
  • It makes the sauce congeal.
  • As the night progressed a consensus opinion began to congeal.
  • Our homemade ice cream didn't congeal.
  • By the blast of your nostrils the waters piled up. The surging waters stood firm like a wall; the deep waters congealed in the heart of the sea.
    Exodus 15:8 (NIV)
  • do you not feel your blood congeal with horror, like that which even now curdles mine?
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • I saw the congealed blood on his brow.
    David Almond  --  Kit's Wilderness
  • congealed = thickened
  • I don't like spaghetti when it's normal, let alone congealed.
    Paul Zindel  --  The Pigman
  • congealed = solidified into a single clump
  • The red sauce below his lips was like congealed blood.
    David Almond  --  Skellig
  • congealed = thickened
  • Then he just sat there holding the binoculars and watching the ashen daylight congeal over the land.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  The Road
  • congeal = become firmer
  • Dawnglows and evenglows congeal on fences, Dawdling and shirking at their tasks.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • Ghastly gray light congealed on the land.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • That knife is already congealing with grease.
    Virginia Woolf  --  The Waves
  • And at once Clyde shriveling—the news playing upon him as an icy and congealing breath.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • The chicken grew cold, the gravy congealing in its boat.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • Past tall anthills congealed in the rain.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • They went to the smelter then, and Rhunon had Saphira pry the still-warm mass of congealed brightsteel from the bottom of the brick trough.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • The thrombolytic agent would keep his blood from congealing when it entered the bypass machine.
    Ted Dekker  --  White: The Great Pursuit
  • The hollandaise had congealed a bit, but after I stirred it, it seemed fine.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Wedding
  • "Not really," I said thinking about the thirty pans, each with a wafer of black, sticky resin congealed in the bottom, big as a dinner plate.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • She willed herself not to look at Rasheed, at the rictus of his mouth, his open eyes, at the blood congealing in the hollow of his collarbone.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns

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