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congeal (verb) freeze; (of a liquid) to thicken or to become solid.
Blood congeals when it thickens or coagulates. If a liquid thickens or becomes solid, it congeals. The milk left for over a day in the bowl congeals, that is, it becomes thicker and thicker as time passes. 'His blood congealed when he heard the news of his friend's death.' This means that he had a shock as a result of which he felt his blood congealing.
- The blood spattered at the scene of the accident congealed and lay as thick solid patches of red.
- As it was taken off the oven, the liquid in the bowl congealed, and she cut it into diamond shaped cakes.