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—v., -lat•ed, -lat•ing,
1. to change from a fluid into a thickened mass; curdle; congeal: Let the pudding stand two hours until it coagulates.
2. Biol.(of blood) to form a clot.
3. Physical Chem.(of colloidal particles) to flocculate or cause to flocculate by adding an electrolyte to an electrostatic colloid.
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