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curdling

[ kur-dl ]SEE DEFINITION OF curdling

Synonyms for curdling

  • clotting
  • clump
  • lump
  • array
  • batch
  • battery
  • body
  • bulk
  • bunch
  • bundle
  • cluster
  • coagulum
  • coalescence
  • conglutination
  • consolidation
  • curd
  • embolism
  • embolus
  • glob
  • gob
  • group
  • grume
  • occlusion
  • precipitate
  • set
  • thickness
  • thrombus
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Antonyms for curdling

  • individual
  • one
  • opening
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CURDLING

Remove from the fire at once to prevent the egg from curdling.

The rapidity of curdling is also dependent upon the temperature of the milk.

At that moment an icy thrill ran, slow and curdling, through his veins.

Cheese and curdling of milk are mentioned in the Book of Job.

The alcohol prevents the foaming of the soap, the soft water the curdling.

The captive emitted a ceaseless series of blood- curdling roars.

The rapidity of the curdling is dependent upon the acidity of the milk.

It covered the track like a red blood-clot, and ran off sizzling, and curdling in the sand.

After this period has elapsed, active growth begins and continues more or less rapidly until after curdling.

If a pinch of soda is used in asparagus soup, there is less danger of the curdling that sometimes occurs.

WORD ORIGIN

1630s (earlier crudle, 1580s), "to thicken, cause to congeal," frequentative of curd (v.) "to make into curd" (late 14c.; see curd). Of blood, in figurative sense "to inspire horror" from c.1600. Related: Curdled (1590); curdling (c.1700, almost always with reference to blood, in the figurative sense).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CURDLING

clot

nounblockage, mass of coagulation
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