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To change consistency

atomise

a British spelling of atomize

atomize

verb

to change a substance or liquid into very small parts or drops

bake

verb

to use heat to make something hard

bake

verb

to become hard after being heated

boil

verb

if a liquid boils, or if you boil it, it becomes so hot that there are bubbles in it and it starts to become a gas

boil

verb

if a container boils, or if you boil it, the liquid in it boils

boil away

if a liquid boils away, or if you boil it away, it disappears and turns to gas after reaching a very high temperature

boil over

if a liquid boils over, it rises so much when it boils that it flows over the top of the container that it is in

boil up

to heat liquid, or to heat something in a liquid, until it boils

break down

if a substance breaks down or is broken down into parts, it separates into the parts that it is made up of

bubble

verb

if liquid bubbles, bubbles form and move in it

clear

verb

if a liquid clears, it becomes transparent after being filled with extremely small pieces of a substance

cloud

verb

if something clouds a clear liquid, or if it clouds, it becomes no longer clear

clump together

to form a solid mass

coagulate

verb

if a liquid coagulates, it becomes thick and solid

coalesce

verb

to come together and form a group or a single unit

coarsen

verb

to become rough and hard, or to make something become rough and hard

condense

verb

if gas or steam condenses, or if something condenses it, it changes into a liquid, usually when it becomes cooler

congeal

verb

if a substance such as blood or fat congeals, it becomes thick and almost solid

consolidate

verb

to become one large unit

degrade

verb

if a substance degrades, it separates into the different substances that it consists of

dry

verb

to become dry

dry

verb

if a liquid such as paint dries, it becomes hard or solid

dry out

if something dries out or is dried out, some or all the water comes out of it

dry up

if something dries up or is dried up, all the water comes out of it

evaporate

verb

if liquid evaporates or is evaporated, it changes into gas or steam

film over

to become covered in a thin layer of something

firm

verb

to make something more solid and strong

frizzle

verb

if heat frizzles something, it makes it dry, hard, and curly

froth

verb

if a liquid froths, or if you froth it, small air bubbles form on its surface

gel

verb

if a substance gels, it becomes thicker or more solid

harden

verb

to become hard or firm, or to make something hard or firm

lighten

verb

to become less heavy, or to make something less heavy

liquefy

verb

to become a liquid, or to make something become a liquid

liquidise

a British spelling of liquidize

ossify

verb

to become bone, or to change something into bone

petrify

verb

to change a dead plant or animal gradually into stone, or to be changed in this way

pulp

verb

to make something solid very soft and almost liquid

roughen

verb

to become rough, or to make something rough

run

verb

if something such as butter runs, it becomes liquid and spreads because it is warm

sag

verb

to become soft and start to bend or hang downwards

set

verb

if a liquid sets, or if you set it, it forms a solid substance

soften

verb

to become softer, or to make something softer

solidify

verb

to become solid, or to make something solid

stiffen

verb

to make something stiff

thicken

verb

to become thick, or to make something become thick

thin

verb

to make a thick liquid become less thick by adding water or another liquid to it

toughen

verb

to become more difficult to cut or eat

vaporise

a British spelling of vaporize

vaporize

verb

to become a vapour, or to change something into a vapour

vitrify

verb

to change a substance into glass, or to become glass

bring something to the boil

to heat something until it boils

come to the boil

if a liquid comes to the boil, it starts to boil

take something off the boil

to remove something from heat so that it stops boiling

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