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Definition of the verb curdle

What does curdle mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: curdled | curdling | curdles

  1. turn into curds
  2. go bad or sour
    • example: The milk curdled
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic terms: go bad / spoil = become unfit for consumption or use
  3. turn from a liquid to a solid mass
    • example: his blood curdled
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic words: clot / coagulate = change from a liquid to a thickened or solid state

Alternative definition of the verb curdle

verb

  1. [ambitransitive] To form curds so that it no longer flows smoothly; to cause to form such curds. (usually said of milk)
  2. [ambitransitive] To clot or coagulate; to cause to congeal, such as through cold. (metaphorically of blood)
  3. [transitive] To cause a liquid to spoil and form clumps so that it no longer flows smoothly

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for curdle

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Google previewBe Young and Healthy for 100 Years (2016)

The science of Health & Longevity by Dr. Pushpa Khurana

milk to curdle is a friendly bacillus. When fed to rats in the laboratory, it was found to protect them against colon cancer. Yoghurt is more beneficial when combined with fruits due to a chemical called Nomilin. Grape fruit is especially rich in ...

Google previewLearn to Cook Wheat, Gluten and Dairy Free (2016)

100 step-by-step recipes by Antoinette Savill

Curdle means to cause sauce, eggs, cake mix or milk to separate into solid and liquid from overheating or an imbalance of ingredients. • Dice is cutting meat, game, poultry or vegetables into small chunks.They are cubeshaped pieces cut fast ...

Google previewIf Jesus Were a Senior (2003)

Last-Minute Preparations for Postcollege Life by Bruce Main

Curdle is a poor miner boy who finds himself with the daunting task of trying to rescue a princess who has been kidnapped by a bunch of goblinlike creatures who live in underground caves — old mining caves. Curdie cannot fulfill this task by ...

Google previewA True and Exact History of the Island of Barbados (2011)

by Richard Ligon, Karen Ordahl Kupperman

To curdle means to coagulate so that the sugar separates from the liquid. 211. Greater receipt means larger capacity. Celerity means speed. as you would do upon ...

Google previewAllen's Dictionary of English Phrases (2008)

by Robert Allen

curdle. See make somebody's BLOOD curdle.

killed the cat is much older, occurring curate curdle curiosity.

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Idioms (2005)

by Judith Siefring

informal This expression may have developed in the mid 20th century curate curdle curiosity curl.

Google previewMosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions - E-Book (2013)

by Mosby

; bil'ité/ [L, coagulare, to curdle], the state of being able to coagulate or form blood ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2014)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

coagulability /kǀāagމyۑlۑbilމitƝ/>/, coagulare, to curdle], the state of being able to coagulate or form blood clots. coagulant / kǀāagމyۑlۑnt/>/, coagulare, to curdle], an agent that causes a coagulum, or blood clot, ...

Google previewMosby's Medical Dictionary (2016)

by Mosby

coagulated /kō·ag′′yəlā′tid/, curdled; changed to a clotted state. coagulation /kō·ag′yəlā′′shən/ [L, coagulare, to curdle], 1. the process of transforming a liquid into a solid, especially of the blood. See also blood ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (2016)

by Mosby

coagulated /kō·ag′′yəlā′tid/, curdled; changed to a clotted state. coagulation /kō·ag′yəlā′′shən/ [L, coagulare, to curdle], 1. the process of transforming a liquid into a solid, especially of the blood. See also blood ...

Google previewOxford Dictionary of English Idioms (2010)

by John Ayto

cupboard curate curdle care curiosity cnrl curlies dab dag dagger daisy dale damage dammit...

curdle make your blood curdle: see BLOOD. cure kill or cure: see KILL. curiosity curiosity killed the cat being inquisitive ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Entomology (2011)

coagulans = to curdle + -antem = an agent of something. PL, Anticoagulants.) Any substance that prevents clotting or coagulation of blood. ANTICOAGULATORY Adj. (Greek, anti = against + Latin, coagulare ...

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Curdle Meaning

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Scrabble value of C3U1R1D2L1E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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