gel


1gel

noun \ˈjel\

: a thick substance that is like jelly and that is used in various products

Full Definition of GEL

1
:  a colloid in a more solid form than a sol; broadly :  jelly 2
2
:  a thin colored transparent sheet used over a stage light to color it
3
:  a gelatinous preparation used in styling hair

Origin of GEL

gelatin
First Known Use: 1899

Other Chemical Engineering Terms

alkali, cation, decant, hygroscopic, isotope, oxidize, slurry, solute, viscous

2gel

intransitive verb

: to change into a gel : to change into a thick substance that is like jelly

: to become clear and definite

: to style (hair) with gel

gelledgel·ling

Full Definition of GEL

1
:  to change into or take on the form of a gel :  set
2
:  jell 2
gel·able \ˈje-lə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of GEL

  1. The mixture will gel as it cools.
  2. Our plans are finally starting to gel.

First Known Use of GEL

1917

Other Chemical Engineering Terms

alkali, cation, decant, hygroscopic, isotope, oxidize, slurry, solute, viscous

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