Collineation Col·lin`e·a"tion noun [ Latin collineare to direct in a straight line. See Collimation .] The act of aiming at, or directing in a line with, a fixed object. [ R.] Johnson.
Colling Coll"ing noun [ From Coll , transitive verb ] An embrace; dalliance. [ Obsolete] Halliwell.
Collingly Coll"ing·ly adverb With embraces. [ Obsolete] Gascoigne.
Collingual Col·lin"gual adjective Having, or pertaining to, the same language.
Colliquable Col·liq"ua·ble adjective Liable to melt, grow soft, or become fluid. [ Obsolete] Harvey.
Colliquament Col·liq"ua·ment noun The first rudiments of an embryo in generation. Dr. H. More.
Colliquate Col"li·quate transitive verb & i.
[ imperfect & past participle Colliquated
; present participle & verbal noun Colliquating
.] [ Prefix col-
+ Latin liquare
, to melt.] To change from solid to fluid; to make or become liquid; to melt.
The ore of it is colliquated by the violence of the fire.
[ Ice] will colliquate in water or warm oil.
Sir T. Browne.
Colliquation Col`li·qua"tion noun 1. A melting together; the act of melting; fusion.
When sand and ashes are well melted together and suffered to cool, there is generated, by the colliquation , that sort of concretion we call "glass". 2. (Medicine) A processive wasting or melting away of the solid parts of the animal system with copious excretions of liquids by one or more passages.
Colliquative Col·liq"ua·tive adjective Causing rapid waste or exhaustion; melting; as, colliquative sweats.
Colliquefaction Col·liq`ue·fac"tion noun
[ Latin colliquefactus
to be liquid + facere
to make.] A melting together; the reduction of different bodies into one mass by fusion.
The incorporation of metals by simple colliquefaction .
Collish Col"lish noun (Shoemaking) A tool to polish the edge of a sole. Knight.
Collision Col·li"sion noun
[ Latin collisio
, from collidere
. See Collide
.] 1. The act of striking together; a striking together, as of two hard bodies; a violent meeting, as of railroad trains; a clashing. 2. A state of opposition; antagonism; interference.
The collision of contrary false principles.
Sensitive to the most trifling collisions . Syn.
-- Conflict; clashing; encounter; opposition.
Collisive Col·li"sive adjective Colliding; clashing. [ Obsolete]
Collitigant Col·lit"i·gant adjective Disputing or wrangling. [ Obsolete] -- noun One who litigates or wrangles. [ Obsolete]
Collocate Col"lo·cate adjective [ Latin collocatus , past participle of collocare . See Couch .] Set; placed. [ Obsolete] Bacon.
Collocate Col"lo·cate transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Collocated
; present participle & verbal noun Collocating
.] To set or place; to set; to station.
To marshal and collocate in order his battalions.
Collocation Col`lo·ca"tion noun
[ Latin collocatio
.] The act of placing; the state of being placed with something else; disposition in place; arrangement.
The choice and collocation of words.
Sir W. Jones.
Collocution Col`lo·cu"tion noun [ Latin collocutio , from colloqui , -locutum , to converse; col- + loqui to speak. See Loquacious .] A speaking or conversing together; conference; mutual discourse. Bailey.
Collocutor Col"lo·cu`tor noun [ Latin collocutor ] One of the speakers in a dialogue. Derham.
Collodion Col·lo"di·on noun [ Greek ... like glue; ko`lla glue + ... form. Confer Colloid .] (Chemistry) A solution of pyroxylin (soluble gun cotton) in ether containing a varying proportion of alcohol. It is strongly adhesive, and is used by surgeons as a coating for wounds; but its chief application is as a vehicle for the sensitive film in photography. Collodion process (Photog.) , a process in which a film of sensitized collodion is used in preparing the plate for taking a picture. -- Styptic collodion , collodion containing an astringent, as tannin.
Collodionize Col·lo"di·on·ize transitive verb To prepare or treat with collodion. R. Hunt.
Collodiotype Col·lo"di·o·type noun A picture obtained by the collodion process; a melanotype or ambrotype.
Collodium Col·lo"di·um noun See Collodion .
Collogue Col·logue" intransitive verb
[ Confer Latin colloqui
and English dialogue
. Confer Collocution
.] To talk or confer secretly and confidentially; to converse, especially with evil intentions; to plot mischief.
[ Archaic or Colloq.]
Pray go in; and, sister, salve the matter,
Collogue with her again, and all shall be well.
He had been colloguing with my wife.
Colloid Col"loid adjective [ Greek ko`lla glue + -oid . Confer Collodion .] Resembling glue or jelly; characterized by a jellylike appearance; gelatinous; as, colloid tumors.
Colloid Col"loid noun 1. (Physiol. Chem.) A substance (as albumin, gum, gelatin, etc.) which is of a gelatinous rather than a crystalline nature, and which diffuses itself through animal membranes or vegetable parchment more slowly than crystalloids do; -- opposed to crystalloid . 2. (Medicine) A gelatinous substance found in colloid degeneration and colloid cancer. Styptic colloid (Medicine) , a preparation of astringent and antiseptic substances with some colloid material, as collodion, for ready use.
Colloidal Col·loid"al adjective Pertaining to, or of the nature of, colloids.
Colloidality Col`loi·dal"i·ty noun The state or quality of being colloidal.
Collop Col"lop noun
[ Of uncertain origin; confer Old French colp
blow, stroke, piece, French coup
, from Latin colophus
buffet, cuff, Greek ...] [ Written also colp
.] 1. A small slice of meat; a piece of flesh.
God knows thou art a collop of my flesh.
Sweetbread and collops were with skewers pricked. 2. A part or piece of anything; a portion.
Cut two good collops out of the crown land.
Colloped Col"loped adjective Having ridges or bunches of flesh, like collops.
With that red, gaunt, and colloped neck astrain.
Collophore Col"lo·phore noun [ Greek ko`lla glue + ... to bear.] (Zoology) (a) A suckerlike organ at the base of the abdomen of insects belonging to the Collembola. (b) An adhesive marginal organ of the Lucernariae.
Colloquial Col·lo"qui·al adjective
[ See Colloqui
.] Pertaining to, or used in, conversation, esp. common and familiar conversation; conversational; hence, unstudied; informal; as, colloquial intercourse; colloquial phrases; a colloquial style.
His [ Johnson's] colloquial talents were, indeed, of the highest order.
Colloquialism Col·lo"qui·al·ism noun A colloquial expression, not employed in formal discourse or writing.
Colloquialize Col·lo"qui·al·ize transitive verb To make colloquial and familiar; as, to colloquialize one's style of writing.
Colloquist Col"lo·quist noun A speaker in a colloquy or dialogue. Malone.
Colloquy Col"lo·quy noun
; plural Colloquies
. [ Latin colloquium
. See Collocution
.] 1. Mutual discourse of two or more persons; conference; conversation.
They went to Worms, to the colloquy there about religion. 2. In some American colleges, a part in exhibitions, assigned for a certain scholarship rank; a designation of rank in collegiate scholarship.
Collotype Col"lo·type noun [ Greek ... glue + - type .] A photomechanical print made directly from a hardened film of gelatin or other colloid; also, the process of making such prints. According to one method, the film is sensitized with potassium dichromate and exposed to light under a reversed negative. After the dichromate has been washed out, the film is soaked in glycerin and water. As this treatment causes swelling in those parts of the film which have been acted on by light, a plate results from which impressions can be taken with prepared ink. The albertype, phototype, and heliotype are collotypes.
Collow Col"low noun Soot; smut. See 1st Colly . [ Obsolete]
Colluctancy Col·luc"tan·cy noun [ Latin colluctari to struggle with.] A struggling to resist; a striving against; resistance; opposition of nature. [ Obsolete]
Colluctation Col`luc·ta"tion noun
[ Latin colluctatio
, from colluctari
to struggle with; col-
to struggle.] A struggling; a contention.
Colluctation with old hags and hobgoblins.
Dr. H. More.
Collude Col·lude" intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Colluded
; present participle & verbal noun Colluding
.] [ Latin colludere
, - lusum
to play. See Ludicrous
.] To have secretly a joint part or share in an action; to play into each other's hands; to conspire; to act in concert.
If they let things take their course, they will be represented as colluding with sedition.
Colluder Col·lud"er noun One who conspires in a fraud.
Collum Col"lum noun
; plural Colla
. [ Latin , neck.] 1. (Anat.) A neck or cervix. Dunglison. 2. (Botany) Same as Collar . Gray.
Collusion Col·lu"sion noun
[ Latin collusio
: confer French collusion
. See Collude
.] 1. A secret agreement and cooperation for a fraudulent or deceitful purpose; a playing into each other's hands; deceit; fraud; cunning.
The foxe, maister of collusion .
That they [ miracles] be done publicly, in the face of the world, that there may be no room to suspect artifice and collusion .
By the ignorance of the merchants or dishonesty of the weavers, or the collusion of both, the ware was bad and the price excessive. 2. (Law) An agreement between two or more persons to defraud a person of his rights, by the forms of law, or to obtain an object forbidden by law. Bouvier. Abbott. Syn.
. A person who is guilty of connivance
intentionally overlooks, and thus sanctions what he was bound to prevent. A person who is guilty of collusion
unites with others (playing into their hands) for fraudulent purposes.
Collusive Col·lu"sive adjective 1. Characterized by collusion; done or planned in collusion. " Collusive and sophistical arguings." J. Trapp. " Collusive divorces." Strype. 2. Acting in collusion. " Collusive parties ." Burke. -- Col*lu"sive*ly , adverb -- Col*lu"sive*ness , noun
Collusory Col·lu"so·ry adjective [ Latin collusorius .] Collusive.
Collutory Col"lu·to·ry noun [ Latin colluere , collutum , to wash.] (Medicine) A medicated wash for the mouth.
Colluvies Col·lu"vi·es noun [ Latin , a collection of washings, dregs, offscourings, from colluere to wash; col- + luere to wash.] 1. A collection or gathering, as of pus, or rubbish, or odds and ends. 2. A medley; offscourings or rabble.
Colly Col"ly noun
[ From Coal
.] The black grime or soot of coal.
[ Obsolete] Burton. Col"ly transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Collied
; present participle & verbal noun Collying
.] To render black or dark, as of with coal smut; to begrime.
Thou hast not collied thy face enough.
Brief as the lighting in the collied night.
Colly Col"ly noun A kind of dog. See Collie .
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