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gel

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noun \ˈjel\

Definition of gel

  1. 1 :  a colloid in a more solid form than a sol; broadly :  jelly 2

  2. 2 :  a thin colored transparent sheet used over a stage light to color it

  3. 3 :  a gelatinous preparation used in styling hair

Recent Examples of gel from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of gel

gelatin

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gel

verb

Definition of gel

gelled

;

gelling

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to change into or take on the form of a gel :  set

  3. 2 :  jell 1

gelable

play \ˈje-lə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of gel in a Sentence

  1. The mixture will gel as it cools.

  2. Our plans are finally starting to gel.

Recent Examples of gel from the Web

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First Known Use of gel

1917

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GEL Defined for English Language Learners

gel

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noun

Definition of gel for English Language Learners

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

gel

verb

Definition of gel for English Language Learners

  • : 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


GEL Defined for Kids

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gel

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noun \ˈjel\

Definition of gel for Students

  1. :  a thick jellylike substance


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gel

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verb

Definition of gel for Students

gelled

;

gelling

  1. :  to change into a thick jellylike substance The mixture will gel as it cools.


Medical Dictionary

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gel

play
noun \ˈjel\

Medical Definition of gel

  1. :  a colloid in a more solid form than a sol


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gel

intransitive verb

Medical Definition of gel

gelled

;

gelling

  1. :  to change into or take on the form of a gel

gelable

\ˈjel-ə-bəl\play adjective


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