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 While the syrup is cooling, melt the gelatin over a hot water bath. ExpressNews.com, "Recipe: Chef B’s Marshmallows," 2 Dec. 2020 Bacteria get stuck on top of the gelatin, but the mysterious mosaic-causing pathogen diffused through it. Theresa Machemer, Smithsonian Magazine, "How a Few Sick Tobacco Plants Led Scientists to Unravel the Truth About Viruses," 24 Mar. 2020 The bacteria uses the gelatin and nutrients to hold the sand together in a web of minerals. Theresa Machemer, Smithsonian Magazine, "Scientists Design Bacteria-Based Living Concrete," 16 Jan. 2020 Even beers and wines can be processed using animal products such as egg whites or gelatin. Karen Martin, Arkansas Online, "The ethics of a vegan diet," 9 Aug. 2020 Unlike traditional concrete, which is a mix of water, sand, and cement, this new material incorporates two new ingredients: photosynthetic bacteria and gelatin. Theresa Machemer, Smithsonian Magazine, "Scientists Design Bacteria-Based Living Concrete," 16 Jan. 2020 These rounds penetrate 10 to 15 inches when shot into ballistic gelatin, whether bare or through four layers of denim, a thick leather jacket, and everything in-between. Chris Mudgett, Outdoor Life, "9mm vs. .380 Auto vs. .38 Special: Which Concealed Carry Cartridge is the Best?," 30 July 2020 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

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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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8 Dec 2020

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“Gelatin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gelatin. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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More Definitions for gelatin

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 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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