gel

noun
\ ˈjel How to pronounce gel (audio) \
plural gels

Definition of gel

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a colloid in a more solid form than a sol broadly : jelly sense 2
2 : a thin colored transparent sheet used over a stage light to color it
3 : a gelatinous preparation: such as
a : hair gel
b : hand gel

gel

verb
gelled; gelling

Definition of gel (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

1 : to change into or take on the form of a gel : set

Other Words from gel

Verb

gelable \ ˈje-​lə-​bəl How to pronounce gel (audio) \ adjective

Examples of gel in a Sentence

Verb The mixture will gel as it cools. Our plans are finally starting to gel.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Other standouts on sale include the lightweight sunscreen gel and a handful of the buzzy brightening eye balms, which promise to cool the skin and depuff under-eye bags, while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, too. Jennifer Chan, PEOPLE.com, 28 June 2022 For bold brows, Isamaya Beauty launched a clear brow gel, which acts like a laminating treatment, to achieve the soap-brow trend quickly. ELLE, 28 June 2022 Sunday Riley brings its skin-care expertise to the body oil front with this oil-gel formulation. Kiana Murden, Vogue, 22 June 2022 How else to make sense of the latest concepts in mattress technology—for instance, hyperelastic polymer, buckling column gel, phase-change molecule fabrics, ballistocardiograph sensors, ice fabric, and 3-D-matrix layers? Patricia Marx, The New Yorker, 20 June 2022 The products will be oral tablet, capsule, tincture, gelatinous cube, gel, oil, cream, patch, suppository, nebulizer, and liquid or oil for an inhaler. Mike Cason | Mcason@al.com, al, 13 June 2022 This scented cleanser is ideal for either deep or spot-cleaning your favorite tools and lifts away even the toughest gel, wax, powder, and cream formulas with water and just a few drops of solution. Tiffany Dodson, Harper's BAZAAR, 7 June 2022 The modern and sleek Property Records office featured big blocks of glass covered with colored gel, which disguised the art department’s office in an adjoining room. Tyler Coates, The Hollywood Reporter, 2 June 2022 This lightweight watery-gel serum is infused with multiple weights of hyaluronic acid to deliver hydration in layers. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 1 June 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Their new high pick should be able to gel with the style head coach Rick Carlisle wants to play, which only adds to his value as the Pacers’ pick. Tony East, Forbes, 24 June 2022 The Dreamer set up his Old Spice cologne, gel product and scissors on a wobbly stool, fired up his small generator, plugged in his shears and went to work. Los Angeles Times, 18 June 2022 Because they are formulated without the binding agents required to make solid and gel deodorants, cream products tend to have more potent ingredients. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 12 June 2022 Westport police arrested three juveniles who were taking part in a nationwide TikTok challenge involving high-velocity air guns and gel projectiles. Jesse Leavenworth, Hartford Courant, 31 May 2022 The plate is from Maniology Nail Stamping's M019, paired with iGel Beauty's Cozy Cashmere, which is available in dip powder and gel polish form. Jennet Jusu, Allure, 27 May 2022 Naturally, then, the 2022 Glamour Beauty Awards wouldn't be complete without a brow product—and the team decided to put the Kosas Air Brow gel to the test. Andrea Navarro, Glamour, 28 Apr. 2022 Its chestnut-brown wooden tapered legs offer mid-century modern charm, while the soft leather gel cushions spell no-compromise comfort (plus it’s faux leather, which is a plus in our books). Rachel Klein, Popular Mechanics, 27 Apr. 2022 But somehow the veteran actor’s 2015 turn as emcee didn’t completely gel, and the next day’s reviews were not kind. Washington Post, 22 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of gel

Noun

1899, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1917, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for gel

Noun

gelatin

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Last Updated

1 Jul 2022

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More Definitions for gel

gel

noun
\ ˈjel How to pronounce gel (audio) \

Kids Definition of gel

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a thick jellylike substance

gel

verb
gelled; gelling

Kids Definition of gel (Entry 2 of 2)

: to change into a thick jellylike substance The mixture will gel as it cools.

gel

noun
\ ˈjel How to pronounce gel (audio) \

Medical Definition of gel

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a colloid in a more solid form than a sol

gel

intransitive verb
gelled; gelling

Medical Definition of gel (Entry 2 of 2)

: to change into or take on the form of a gel

Other Words from gel

gelable \ ˈjel-​ə-​bəl How to pronounce gel (audio) \ adjective

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