|Coachman Coach"man noun
; plural Coachmen
. 1. A man whose business is to drive a coach or carriage. 2. (Zoology) A tropical fish of the Atlantic ocean ( Dutes auriga ); -- called also charioteer . The name refers to a long, lashlike spine of the dorsal fin.
Coachmanship Coach"man·ship noun Skill in driving a coach.
Coachwhip snake Coach"whip` snake" (Zoology) A large, slender, harmless snake of the southern United States ( Masticophis flagelliformis ). » Its long and tapering tail has the scales so arranged and colored as to give it a braided appearance, whence the name.
Coact Co·act" transitive verb
[ Latin coactare
, intens. from cogere
, to force. See Cogent
.] To force; to compel; to drive.
The faith and service of Christ ought to be voluntary and not coacted .
Coact Co·act" intransitive verb
[ Prefix co-
, intransitive verb ] To act together; to work in concert; to unite.
But if I tell you how these two did coact .
Coaction Co·ac"tion noun [ Latin coactio .] Force; compulsion, either in restraining or impelling. Sojth.
Coactive Co·ac"tive adjective
[ In sense 1, from 1st Coact
; in sense 2, from 2d Coact
.] 1. Serving to compel or constrain; compulsory; restrictive.
Any coactive power or the civil kind. 2. Acting in concurrence; united in action.
With what's unreal thou coactive art.
Coactively Co·ac"tive·ly adverb In a coactive manner.
Coactivity Co`ac·tiv"i·ty noun Unity of action.
Coadaptation Co·ad`ap·ta"tion noun Mutual adaption. R. Owen.
Coadapted Co`a·dapt"ed adjective Adapted one to another; as, coadapted pulp and tooth. R. Owen.
Coadjument Co·ad"ju·ment noun Mutual help; coöperation. [ R.] Johnson.
Coadjust Co`ad·just" transitive verb To adjust by mutual adaptations. R. Owen.
Coadjustment Co`ad·just"ment noun Mutual adjustment.
Coadjutant Co·ad"ju·tant adjective Mutually assisting or operating; helping. J. Philips.
Coadjutant Co·ad"ju·tant noun An assistant. R. North.
Coadjuting Co·ad"ju·ting adjective Mutually assisting. [ Obsolete] Drayton.
Coadjutive Co·ad"ju·tive adjective Rendering mutual aid; coadjutant. Feltham.
Coadjutor Co`ad·ju"tor noun
[ Latin See Co
-, and Aid
.] 1. One who aids another; an assistant; a coworker.
Craftily outwitting her perjured coadjutor . 2. (R. C. Ch.) The assistant of a bishop or of a priest holding a benefice.
Coadjutorship Co`ad·ju"tor·ship noun The state or office of a coadjutor; joint assistance. Pope.
Coadjutress, Coadjutrix Co`ad·ju"tress, Co`ad·ju"trix noun A female coadjutor or assistant. Holland. Smollett.
Coadjuvancy Co·ad"ju·van·cy noun Joint help; coöperation. Sir T. Browne.
Coadjuvant Co·ad"ju·vant adjective Coöperating.
Coadjuvant Co·ad"ju·vant noun (Medicine) An adjuvant.
Coadunate Co·ad"u·nate adjective [ Latin coadunatus , past participle of coadunare to unite. See Adunation .] (Botany) United at the base, as contiguous lobes of a leaf.
Coadunation Co·ad`u·na"tion noun
[ Latin coadunatio
.] Union, as in one body or mass; unity. Jer. Taylor.
The coadunation of all the civilized provinces.
Coadunition Co·ad`u·ni"tion noun [ Prefix co- + prefix ad- + unition .] Coadunation. [ R.] Sir M. Hale.
Coadventure Co`ad·ven"ture noun An adventure in which two or more persons are partakers.
Coadventure Co`ad·ven"ture intransitive verb To share in a venture. Howell.
Coadventurer Co`ad·ven"tur·er noun A fellow adventurer.
Coafforest Co`af·for"est transitive verb To convert into, or add to, a forest. Howell.
Coag Coag noun See Coak , a kind of tenon.
Coagency Co·a"gen·cy noun Agency in common; joint agency or agent. Coleridge.
Coagent Co·a"gent noun An associate in an act; a coworker. Drayton.
Coagment Co`ag·ment" transitive verb [ Latin coagmentare , from coagmentum a joining together, from cogere . See Cogent .] To join together. [ Obsolete] Glanvill.
Coagmentation Co·ag`men·ta"tion noun [ Latin coagmentatio .] The act of joining, or the state of being joined, together; union. [ Obsolete] B. Jonson.
Coagulability Co·ag`u·la·bil"i·ty noun The quality of being coagulable; capacity of being coagulated. Ure.
Coagulable Co·ag"u·la·ble adjective Capable of being coagulated. Boyle.
Coagulant Co·ag"u·lant noun [ Latin coagulans , present participle] That which produces coagulation.
Coagulate Co·ag"u·late adjective [ Latin coagulatus , past participle of coagulare to coagulate, from coagulum means of coagulation, from cogere , coactum , to drive together, coagulate. See Cogent .] Coagulated. [ Obsolete] Shak.
Coagulate Co·ag"u·late transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Coagulated ; present participle & verbal noun Coagulating .] To cause (a liquid) to change into a curdlike or semisolid state, not by evaporation but by some kind of chemical reaction; to curdle; as, rennet coagulates milk; heat coagulates the white of an egg.
Coagulate Co·ag"u·late intransitive verb To undergo coagulation. Boyle. Syn. -- To thicken; concrete; curdle; clot; congeal.
Coagulated Co·ag"u·la`ted adjective Changed into, or contained in, a coagulum or a curdlike mass; curdled. Coagulated proteid (Physiol. Chem.) , one of a class of bodies formed in the coagulation of a albuminous substance by heat, acids, or other agents.
Coagulation Co·ag`u·la"tion noun [ Latin coagulatio .] 1. The change from a liquid to a thickened, curdlike, insoluble state, not by evaporation, but by some kind of chemical reaction; as, the spontaneous coagulation of freshly drawn blood; the coagulation of milk by rennet, or acid, and the coagulation of egg albumin by heat. Coagulation is generally the change of an albuminous body into an insoluble modification. 2. The substance or body formed by coagulation.
Coagulative Co·ag"u·la·tive adjective Having the power to cause coagulation; as, a coagulative agent. Boyle.
Coagulator Co·ag"u·la`tor noun That which causes coagulation. Hixley.
Coagulatory Co·ag"u·la·to·ry adjective Serving to coagulate; produced by coagulation; as, coagulatory effects. Boyle.
Coagulum Co·ag"u·lum noun
; plural Coagula
. [ Latin See Coagulate
] The thick, curdy precipitate formed by the coagulation of albuminous matter; any mass of coagulated matter, as a clot of blood.
Coaita Co·ai"ta (ko*äĭ"tȧ) noun (Zoology) The native name of certain South American monkeys of the genus Ateles , esp. A. paniscus . The black-faced coaita is Ateles ater . See Illustration in Appendix.
Coak Coak (kōk) noun See Coke , noun