v. co·ag·u·lat·ed, co·ag·u·lat·ing, co·ag·u·lates
To cause transformation of (a liquid or sol, for example) into or as if into a soft, semisolid, or solid mass.
To become coagulated: As it cooled, the sauce began to coagulate.
[Middle English coagulaten, from Latin coāgulāre, coāgulāt-, from coāgulum, coagulator; see COAGULUM.]
co·agu·la·ble, co·agu·la′tive (-lā′tĭv, -lə-tĭv) adj.
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