jell

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verb \ˈjel\

Definition of jell

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to come to the consistency of jelly :  congeal, set

  3. 2 :  to take shape and achieve distinctness :  become cohesive

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  to cause to jell

Examples of jell in a sentence

  1. Our plans are finally starting to jell.

  2. Boil the jam until it begins to jell.

Origin and Etymology of jell

back-formation from jelly


First Known Use: 1869


JELL Defined for English Language Learners

jell

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verb \ˈjel\

Definition of jell for English Language Learners

  • : to become clear and definite

  • : to change into a thick substance that is like jelly


JELL Defined for Kids

jell

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verb \ˈjel\

Definition of jell for Students

jelled

jelling

  1. 1 :  to become as firm as jelly :  set

  2. 2 :  to take shape <After much thought an idea jelled.>


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