Definition of congeal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

congeal

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//kənˈdʒiːl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈdʒiːl//
 
[intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they congeal
BrE BrE//kənˈdʒiːl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈdʒiːl//
 
he / she / it congeals
BrE BrE//kənˈdʒiːlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈdʒiːlz//
 
past simple congealed
BrE BrE//kənˈdʒiːld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈdʒiːld//
 
past participle congealed
BrE BrE//kənˈdʒiːld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈdʒiːld//
 
-ing form congealing
BrE BrE//kənˈdʒiːlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈdʒiːlɪŋ//
 
 
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(of blood, fat, etc.) to become thick or solid congealed blood The cold remains of supper had congealed on the plate. (figurative) The bitterness and tears had congealed into hatred. Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French congeler, from Latin congelare, from con- ‘together’ + gelare ‘freeze’ (from gelu ‘frost’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: congeal