Meaning of CURDLE in English

CURDLE

ˈkərd ə l, -ə̄d-, -əid- verb

( curdled ; curdled ; curdling -d( ə )liŋ ; curdles )

Etymology: freq. of curd (II)

transitive verb

1. : to change (milk) into curds : cause curds to form in (milk)

the milk is curdled

2. : to cause to coagulate : congeal , freeze

curdle the whites of eggs

3. : spoil , addle , sour , embitter

disappointments curdling his previously gay disposition

intransitive verb

1. : to form curds : change into curd : coagulate

the milk has curdled

2. : to appear as though covered with curds : accumulate scurf

3. : congeal , freeze

the latex curdles in small lumps

4. : to become bitter : go bad or wrong : spoil , sour

envy soon curdles into hate — J.A.Froude

how ambition frustrated will curdle — Robert Hatch

- curdle the blood

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