gelatin

noun
gel·​a·​tin | \ ˈje-lə-tən How to pronounce gelatin (audio) \
variants: or less commonly gelatine

Definition of gelatin

1 : glutinous material obtained from animal tissues by boiling especially : a colloidal protein used as a food, in photography, and in medicine
2a : any of various substances (such as agar) resembling gelatin
b : an edible jelly made with gelatin

Examples of gelatin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sixty Corvette door keys were thrown into the gelatin, then 60 contestants were invited to jump in, one at a time, to retrieve a key. Diane Bell Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Nov. 2021 Whisk the mixture at least 2 minutes until the gelatin is completely dissolved. Paul Stephen, San Antonio Express-News, 17 Nov. 2021 Make the filling: In a small bowl or measuring cup, stir together ¼ cup cold tap water and the gelatin. San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 Sep. 2021 The fruit’s tartness is a great match for the creamy sweetness of the panna cotta, which is set with gelatin. Washington Post, 12 June 2021 Some recipes use a combination of egg whites and gelatin, while some depend on agar agar for a vegan product. G. Daniela Galarza, Arkansas Online, 2 June 2021 Melt gelatin in microwave, 20-30 seconds on high setting. Jeremy Harlan, CNN, 10 Mar. 2021 The activities encourage infants to touch and feel different items such as ice or gelatin. Brayden Garcia, Dallas News, 4 Feb. 2021 While the syrup is cooling, melt the gelatin over a hot water bath. ExpressNews.com, 2 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of gelatin

1800, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for gelatin

French gélatine edible jelly, gelatin, from Italian gelatina, from gelato, past participle of gelare to freeze, from Latin — more at cold

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The first known use of gelatin was in 1800

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21 Dec 2021

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“Gelatin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gelatin. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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gelatin

noun

English Language Learners Definition of gelatin

: a clear substance that is made by boiling animal bones or tissues and that is used in making jelly
: a food made with gelatin

gelatin

noun
gel·​a·​tin | \ ˈje-lə-tᵊn How to pronounce gelatin (audio) \

Kids Definition of gelatin

1 : a gummy or sticky protein obtained by boiling animal tissues and used especially as food
2 : an edible jelly made with gelatin

gelatin

noun
gel·​a·​tin
variants: also gelatine \ ˈjel-​ət-​ən How to pronounce gelatin (audio) \

Medical Definition of gelatin

1 : glutinous material obtained from animal tissues by boiling especially : a colloidal protein used as a food, in photography, and in medicine
2a : any of various substances (as agar) resembling gelatin
b : an edible jelly made with gelatin

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