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 Remove pan from heat and stir in the gelatin until dissolved. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, "How to Make Cheerwine Poke Cake," 18 Apr. 2020 Today, the filling (and sometimes the gelatin) is the dish. Julia Moskin, New York Times, "A Rich (Very Rich) History of the Jewish Dairy Restaurant," 6 Apr. 2020 Hydrogen peroxide is known to soften gelatin during bleaching and hence likely also plays a role. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Scientists unlock the chemical secrets of a 19th-century photography technique," 6 Nov. 2019 Make filling and assemble: Place 1/3 cup cold water in a bowl; sprinkle gelatin over top. Sunny Jin, Country Living, "Cranberry Tart," 29 Oct. 2019 There's also a lot less gelatin used in our dishes these days (in savory and sweet form). Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, "Recipes and Tips from Our 1943 Edition of New Cook Book That Are Totally Relevant Today," 28 Apr. 2020 In October 2017, a silver gelatin print collage of orphaned cheetah cubs near Nyeri, Kenya, fetched $672,500 at Christie’s. Stacey Stowe, New York Times, "Peter Beard Still Missing, Weeks After Disappearing on Long Island," 14 Apr. 2020 Microwave until mixture is bubbling around edges and gelatin dissolves, 15 to 30 seconds. Washington Post, "This chocolate éclair cake is an instant dessert classic," 1 July 2019 Well, at that distance, the round immediately expands upon impact and retains nearly 100 percent of its weight, penetrating to a depth of 18-plus inches in 10 percent ballistic gelatin. Chris Mudgett, Outdoor Life, "7 Things You Need to Know Before Buying an AR Pistol," 16 Apr. 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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“Gelatin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gelatin. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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gelatin

noun
How to pronounce gelatin (audio)

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 gelatine (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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