gelation

noun (1)
ge·​la·​tion | \ ji-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce gelation (audio) \

Definition of gelation

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the action or process of freezing

gelation

noun (2)
gel·​ation | \ je-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce gelation (audio) \

Definition of gelation (Entry 2 of 2)

: the formation of a gel from a sol

First Known Use of gelation

Noun (1)

1854, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1915, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gelation

Noun (1)

Latin gelation-, gelatio, from gelare

Noun (2)

gel entry 1 + -ation

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The first known use of gelation was in 1854

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“Gelation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gelation. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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gelation

noun
gel·​ation | \ je-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce gelation (audio) \

Medical Definition of gelation

: the formation of a gel from a sol

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