ge·​la·​ti·​ni·​za·​tion jə-ˌla-tə-nə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce gelatinization (audio) ˌje-lə-tə- How to pronounce gelatinization (audio)
: the process of converting into a gelatinous form or into a jelly

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Finally, starch gelatinization occurs, a chemical process that governs textural changes, so one's well-prepared spaghetti is al dente. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 16 Mar. 2022 At room temperature, gelatinization does not occur. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 7 Jan. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1843, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of gelatinization was in 1843

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“Gelatinization.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition



variants or British gelatinisation
: the process of converting into a gelatinous form or into a jelly
gelatinize verb
gelatinized or British gelatinised; gelatinizing or British gelatinising

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