(Col*li"sive) a. Colliding; clashing. [Obs.]
(Col*lit"i*gant) a. Disputing or wrangling. [Obs.] n. One who litigates or wrangles. [Obs.]
(Col"lo*cate) a. [L. collocatus, p. p. of collocare. See Couch.] Set; placed. [Obs.] Bacon.
(Col"lo*cate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Collocated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Collocating ] To set or place; to
set; to station.
To marshal and collocate in order his battalions.
(Col`lo*ca"tion) n. [L. 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.
(Col`lo*cu"tion) n. [L. collocutio, fr. colloqui, -locutum, to converse; col- + loqui to speak.
See Loquacious.] A speaking or conversing together; conference; mutual discourse. Bailey.
(Col"lo*cu`tor) n. [L. collocutor] One of the speakers in a dialogue. Derham.
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.
(Col*lo"di*on) n. [Gr. like glue; ko`lla glue + form. Cf. Colloid.] (Chem.) 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
(Col*lo"di*on*ize) v. t. To prepare or treat with collodion. R. Hunt.
(Col*lo"di*o*type) n. A picture obtained by the collodion process; a melanotype or ambrotype.
(Col*lo"di*um) n. See Collodion.
(Col*logue") v. i. [Cf. L. colloqui and E. dialogue. Cf. 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.
(Col"loid) a. [Gr. ko`lla glue + -oid. Cf. Collodion.] Resembling glue or jelly; characterized by
a jellylike appearance; gelatinous; as, colloid tumors.
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. (Med.) A gelatinous substance found in colloid degeneration and colloid cancer.
Styptic colloid (Med.), a preparation of astringent and antiseptic substances with some colloid material,
as collodion, for ready use.
(Col*loid"al) a. Pertaining to, or of the nature of, colloids.