Pronunciation: (kun-jēl'), [key]
1. to change from a soft or fluid state to a rigid or solid state, as by cooling or freezing: The fat congealed on the top of the soup.
2. to curdle; coagulate, as a fluid.
3. to make or become fixed, as ideas, sentiments, or principles: Some philosophic systems lost their vitality and congealed.
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