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Congelation

noun
1.
The process of congealing; solidification by (or as if by) freezing.  Synonym: congealment.






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"Congelation" Quotes from Famous Books



... occasional villages, compact little streets, or masses of stone or plastered cottages, very dirty and with gable ends and earthen roofs; and a succession of this same landscape was all that we saw, whenever we rubbed away the congelation of our breath from the carriage windows. Thus we rode on, all day long, from eleven o'clock, with hardly a five minutes' stop, till long after dark, when we came to Dijon, where there was a halt of twenty-five minutes ...
— Passages From the French and Italian Notebooks, Complete • Nathaniel Hawthorne

... permitted to add, directly bear on the case of the Siberian animals preserved in ice. The firm conviction of the necessity of a vegetation possessing a character of tropical luxuriance, to support such large animals, and the impossibility of reconciling this with the proximity of perpetual congelation, was one chief cause of the several theories of sudden revolutions of climate, and of overwhelming catastrophes, which were invented to account for their entombment. I am far from supposing that the climate has not changed since the period when ...
— A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World - The Voyage Of The Beagle • Charles Darwin



Words linked to "Congelation" :   solidification, hardening, set, solidifying, curing, congealment, congeal



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