Separate or cause to separate into curds or lumps: [no object]: take care not to let the soup boil or it will curdle [with object]: making cheese by curdling milk
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- The curd which is half curdled has been considered as a totally unwholesome food item.
- There are records of cheesemakers is the Scottish Highlanders, Cheshire and Gloucestershire using Lady's Bedstraw to curdle milk and colour their cheese.
- If the tub can be left for a decent period of time in direct sunlight, so the cream begins to separate and curdle, all the better.
late 16th century: frequentative of obsolete curd 'congeal'.
make one's blood curdle
- Fill one with horror.More example sentences
- Thinking back, it makes my blood curdle because I played without a helmet and with little padding.
- The '68 original remains the one to make your blood curdle.
- And what we get is responses that just make your blood curdle when you get them back.
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- Used at night, the curdler unit can produce a voodoo effect used to break up chanting, singing and clapping.
- The squawk box or sound curdler uses two loudspeakers of 350 watt output to emit two slightly different frequencies which combine in the ear to produce a shrill shrieking noise.
- The most dangerous blood curdlers are anger and stress.
Pronunciation: /ˈkərdlər, ˈkərdl-ər/noun