gel

noun
\ ˈjel How to pronounce gel (audio) \
plural gels

Definition of gel

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a colloid in a more solid form than a sol broadly : jelly sense 2
2 : a thin colored transparent sheet used over a stage light to color it
3 : a gelatinous preparation: such as
a : hair gel
b : hand gel

gel

verb
gelled; gelling

Definition of gel (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

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

Other Words from gel

Verb

gelable \ ˈje-​lə-​bəl How to pronounce gel (audio) \ adjective

Examples of gel in a Sentence

Verb The mixture will gel as it cools. Our plans are finally starting to gel.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The color may wash off, but the thickening and growing benefits (this gel is spiked with red clover flower) start working in just 8 weeks. ELLE, 11 May 2022 This cleaning gel can be used on, air vents and other car interior spaces that collect dust and can be difficult to clean. Raena Loper, Good Housekeeping, 6 May 2022 From glitter gel and press-on nails to rainbow eyeshadow with a surprising amount of pigmentation according to 5-star customer reviews, you’ll be transported right to the land of Care-a-Lot with these pretty picks. Hannah Oh, Seventeen, 26 Apr. 2022 This brow gel and pencil is the two-in-one product that has transformed my makeup routine. Kiana Murden, Vogue, 13 Apr. 2022 Use this balancing gel daily after washing for a visibly clearer complexion. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 10 Apr. 2022 The manicure appears to be gel or regular polish, seeing as her nails are short and square-shaped. Addison Aloian, Allure, 8 Apr. 2022 Using a razor with shaving cream or gel will help avoid unwanted side effects and keep your skin hydrated. Rachel Dube, SELF, 6 Apr. 2022 Adjust amounts—or the specific drink and gel—as guided by your gut. Jonathan Beverly, Outside Online, 14 Mar. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Irving’s vaccination limbo meant the remaining club had little time to gel—Irving actually cited this factor himself, as if his vaccination drama was something that happened to another person. Jason Gay, WSJ, 26 Apr. 2022 Molotov cocktails are often supplemented with thickeners designed to gel the gasoline or other flammable liquid. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 7 Apr. 2022 From pencils to gel to powder; these will be the only products for your celebrity like fluffy brows. Daisy Maldonado, SELF, 30 Mar. 2022 After a rocky start defined by Joyce’s skepticism of her new colleagues, the magazine’s core team starts to gel over the first five half-hour episodes sent to critics (of a ten-episode season). Angie Han, The Hollywood Reporter, 16 Mar. 2022 Increasingly, advertisers will also use AI to identify smaller influencers that are most likely to gel with their brands and audiences. Bernard Marr, Forbes, 18 Oct. 2021 Typically one that fires gel ball pellets, and then posting a video. Laura Johnston, cleveland, 28 Mar. 2022 Hey, Mary Kay: With a likely Deshaun Watson suspension coming, how will this effect the Browns’ ability to make a postseason run with possibly less time to gel in the regular season? cleveland, 3 Apr. 2022 Nesmith’s ankle injury occurred at the absolute worst time, forcing him to the sidelines right when his team was finally starting to gel. Hunter Felt, Forbes, 25 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of gel

Noun

1899, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1917, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for gel

Noun

gelatin

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Last Updated

14 May 2022

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“Gel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gel. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for gel

gel

noun
\ ˈjel How to pronounce gel (audio) \

Kids Definition of gel

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a thick jellylike substance

gel

verb
gelled; gelling

Kids Definition of gel (Entry 2 of 2)

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

gel

noun
\ ˈjel How to pronounce gel (audio) \

Medical Definition of gel

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a colloid in a more solid form than a sol

gel

intransitive verb
gelled; gelling

Medical Definition of gel (Entry 2 of 2)

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

Other Words from gel

gelable \ ˈjel-​ə-​bəl How to pronounce gel (audio) \ adjective

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