Definition of Curdle

1. Verb. Turn into curds. "Curdled milk"

Exact synonyms: Clabber, Clot
Generic synonyms: Change State, Turn
Derivative terms: Clabber, Clotting, Curdling
Antonyms: Homogenise, Homogenise, Homogenize



2. Verb. Go bad or sour. "The milk curdled"
Generic synonyms: Go Bad, Spoil
Derivative terms: Curdling

3. Verb. Turn from a liquid to a solid mass. "His blood curdled"
Generic synonyms: Clot, Coagulate
Derivative terms: Curdling

Definition of Curdle

1. v. i. To change into curd; to coagulate; as, rennet causes milk to curdle.

2. v. t. To change into curd; to cause to coagulate.

Definition of Curdle

1. Verb. (ambitransitive) To form curds so that it no longer flows smoothly; to cause to form such curds. (usually said of milk) ¹

2. Verb. (ambitransitive) To clot or coagulate; to cause to congeal, such as through cold. (metaphorically of blood) ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To cause a liquid to spoil and form clumps so that it no longer flows smoothly ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Curdle

1. to congeal [v -DLED, -DLING, -DLES] - See also: congeal

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Curdle

curcumas
curcumin
curcuminoid
curcuminoids
curcumins
curcurion
curd
curd cheese
curded
curdier
curdiest
curdiness
curding
curdlan
curdlans
curdle (current term)
curdled
curdler
curdlers
curdles
curdless
curdleth
curdling
curds
curds and whey
curdy
curdy pus
cure
cure-all
cure-alls

Literary usage of Curdle

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1. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood (1865)
"To quail, as when we speak of one's courage quailing, is probably a special application of quail, in the sense of curdle. The bodily effect of fear or ..."

2. The Writings of Charles Dickens by Charles Dickens, Gilbert Ashville Pierce (1894)
"Mrs. curdle was dressed in a morning wrapper, with a little cap stuck upon the ... Mr. curdle wore a loose robe on his back, and his right forefinger on his ..."

3. A Glossary of Tudor and Stuart Words: Especially from the Dramatists by Walter William Skeat, Anthony Lawson Mayhew (1914)
"... to curdle or growe thick as milke doth ' (Hexham). See cluttered. clout, a piece of cloth or linen, a rag. Hamlet, ii. 2. 537 ; Richard III, i. 3. ..."

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