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

     

    curdle

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈkɜːdl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɜːrdl//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they curdle
    BrE BrE//ˈkɜːdl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɜːrdl//
     
    he / she / it curdles
    BrE BrE//ˈkɜːdlz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɜːrdlz//
     
    past simple curdled
    BrE BrE//ˈkɜːdld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɜːrdld//
     
    past participle curdled
    BrE BrE//ˈkɜːdld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɜːrdld//
     
    -ing form curdling
    BrE BrE//ˈkɜːdlɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɜːrdlɪŋ//
     
    Fear
     
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] curdle (something) when a liquid, especially milk, curdles or something curdles it, it separates into solid and liquid parts
  2. 2[intransitive, transitive] curdle (something) if something curdles your blood or makes your blood curdle, it makes you extremely frightened or shocked see also blood-curdling See related entries: Fear
  3. Word Origin late 16th cent.: frequentative of obsolete curd ‘congeal’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: curdle