congeal congeal  /kən ˈdʒil/

Definition(s):

  • (v) become gelatinous

Synonym(s)

set

Usage(s):

  1. The various plotlines and characters never quite congeal.
  2. Despite the confident and providential statements of leaders like Paine, Jefferson, and Adams, the conclusions that look so foregone to us had yet to congeal for them.
  3. Jeremy Hernandez, the whip-thin 20-year-old who works as the summer programs gym coordinator, remembers time seemed to congeal.

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Quotes

  1. "I started having the best practices of my career," said Acuff, who has an outdoor best of 2.01m set in 2003. "I thought `Indoors is going to work this year.' It's just hard to congeal everything. But the combination of training is working...
    on Feb 24, 2008 By: Amy Acuff Source: International Association of Athletics Foundation

  2. As former CIA Director James Woolsey and energy expert Amory Lovins wrote "If key pumping stations or facilities at either end were disabled, at least the above-ground half of 9 million barrels of hot oil could congeal in one winter week into the...
    on Jan 11, 2004 By: Amory Lovins Source: IAGS Energy Security

  3. "We should have seen the deadly future he represented," Mr. Stone writes of Agent Numero Uno. "My own thoughts began to congeal around the prospect of waking up to breakfast in a Mexican jail." "It was impossible to tell if we were...
    on Jan 5, 2007 By: Robert Stone Source: Wall Street Journal

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