Definition of coagulate in English:

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Pronunciation: /kōˈaɡyəˌlāt/


[no object]
1(Of a fluid, especially blood) change to a solid or semisolid state: blood had coagulated around the edges of the wound
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  • Transfusing blood from a donor whose blood did not match the blood group of the recipient resulted in blood coagulating in a patient's veins, which caused death.
  • They spit saliva into your bloodstream to stop the blood coagulating and keep it flowing.
  • Blood's tendency to coagulate upon contact with foreign objects creates a special challenge for manufacturers of devices used in such procedures as open-heart surgery, dialysis, and catheter insertion.
1.1 [with object] Cause (a fluid) to change to a solid or semisolid state: epinephrine coagulates the blood
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  • Milk is coagulated and the whey is squeezed out of the curd, which becomes the cheese.
  • As the enzymes drive acidification and also coagulate the milk, cheese flavor begins naturally developing.
  • Tofu, essentially coagulated soya milk, is a good source of protein, and may also contain useful quantities of nutrients such as iron, calcium and some B vitamins.



Pronunciation: /-ləbəl/
Example sentences
  • John King, a 34-year-old sailor, represented the first of the remarkable series of patients compiled by Bright and was a ‘well-marked example of granulated condition of the kidneys connected with the secretion of coagulable urine.’
  • As his research in dropsy, coagulable urine, and diseased kidneys unfolded, Bright was struck by uremic manifestations, cardiac enlargement, a hard pulse (what would later be hypertension), and cerebral symptoms in his patients.
  • If the blood was still not coagulable, we administered a second dose of 20 ml of antivenom.


Pronunciation: /kōˈaɡyəˌlādiv/
Example sentences
  • The somnoplasty procedure generates heat at approximately 85°C to create finely controlled coagulative lesions within the upper airway.
  • A hyperemic rim marks the boundary between the area of coagulative necrosis and intact liver.
  • Although no necrosis was present in the diagnostic lymph node, an adjacent lymph node showed total coagulative necrosis.


Pronunciation: /kōˈaɡyəˌlādər/
Example sentences
  • Howieson said his company was planning to give hospitals the thermal coagulator and he would make money by charging for each plasma ‘probe’, which can only be used for one operation.
  • Maurice Howieson, the inventor of the Helica thermal coagulator, thinks the most important thing doctors can do is to treat women early, reducing the risk of possible fertility problems.
  • Other equipment that produces heat includes, but may not be limited to, fiberoptic light cables and light source boxes; drills, saws, and burrs; hand-held electrocautery devices; argon beam coagulators; and defibrillators.


Late Middle English: from Latin coagulat- 'curdled', from the verb coagulare, from coagulum 'rennet'.

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Syllabification: co·ag·u·late

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