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con-gĕlo, āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. and n.

I. Act., to cause to freeze up, to congeal.

A. Lit.: sal, Vitr. 8, 3: oleum, Col. 1, 6, 18; 12, 50, 12: pruinas, Plin. 18, 28, 68, 277: radices, Col. 3, 12, 1: mare congelatum, the sea being frozen, Varr. R. R. 1, 2, 4: congelati gutta nasi, Mart. 11, 98, 7.—

B. Transf., to thicken, make hard: lac, to curdle, Col. 7, 8, 6: in lapidem rictus serpentis, Ov. M. 11, 60: ubi se adeps congelaverit, Scrib. Comp. 271.—Humorously: quid prodest, si te congelat uxor anus? Mart. 14, 147, 2.—

II. Neutr., to freeze, freeze up.

A. Lit.: Ister congelat, Ov. Tr. 3, 10, 30.—

2. Transf., to grow hard: lingua, Ov. M. 6, 307; 15, 415. —

B. Trop.: gaudebam sane et congelasse nostrum amicum laetabar otio, had frozen together, i. e. had become wholly inactive, Cic. Fam. 2, 13, 3; cf. conglacio, I. B.