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  1. (verb-intransitive) To change into curd. See Synonyms at coagulate.
  2. (verb-intransitive) To become congealed as if by having changed into curd: The blood in my veins curdled at the horrific sight.
  3. (verb-intransitive) To go bad or become spoiled.
  4. (verb-transitive) To cause to change into or as if into curd.

Examples by Wordnik

  1. Pour in the lemon juice and stir to a smooth consistency, allowing the juice to "curdle" and "cook" the eggs and milk. - Aunt Mittie's goodnesses
  2. Caution, therefore, is good: fear, however, will almost certainly curdle your hollandaise quicker than the evillest of eyes. - How to make perfect hollandaise sauce
  3. Ressentiment sometimes goads such mass movements into a fleeting brilliance, but they curdle and collapse, tragi-comically or catastrophically, on their own cowardice, ignorance, and lies. - Jim Sleeper: Behind The Snarking About OWS
  4. And the sky is blue, baby lambs are fuzzy and warm and milk will curdle if you pour it into orange juice. - First on the CNN Ticker: GOP questions Obama's police criticism
  5. But what makes milk curdle more often than not is acidity. - Harold McGee's 'Keys To Good Cooking' For Chefs


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