1. [syn: congealment, congelation]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Congelation \Con`ge*la"tion\, n. [F. cong['e]lation, L.
1. The act or process of passing, or causing to pass, from a
fluid to a solid state, as by the abstraction of heat; the
act or process of freezing.
The capillary tubes are obstructed either by outward
compression or congelation of the fluid.
2. The state of being congealed.
3. That which is congealed.
Sugar plums . . . with a multitude of congelations
in jellies of various colors. --Taller.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the process of congealing; solidification by (or as if by)
freezing [syn: congealment, congelation]