- 1A jellylike substance containing a cosmetic, medicinal, or other preparation: try rubbing some teething gel onto sore gums hair gelMore example sentences
- I squeezed some shampoo gel onto my hands and rubbed them quickly together, making lather.
- I was wondering if you could possibly send me any information on your shower gel products.
- I also discovered that my nails will be ruined, as they have glued the extensions directly on to them, rather than onto a layer of gel.
verb (gels, gelling, gelled)[no object] Chemistry Back to top
- 1Form into a gel: the mixture gelled at 7 degrees CelsiusMore example sentences
- The gelatin mixture was allowed to gel at 4°C protected from light.
- Root starches do not gel, and generally the cold paste remains comparatively clear.
- 1.1 [with object] Treat (the hair) with gel.More example sentences
- Since I never cut my hair yesterday, I tried gelling my hair into center parting.
- He's soon shifting styles, painting his suit jacket up and gelling his hair into a spike.
- My hair was gelled back (following the precise instructions of my ‘date’ for the night) and I was wearing a tuxedo.
late 19th century: abbreviation of gelatin.
verb (gels, gelling, gelled)chiefly British
- variant spelling of jell.More example sentences
- The images do indeed feel flat, and the colours feel a bit more intense than they should, but this gels very nicely indeed with the enormous, barren landscape of Nunavut.
- This gels neatly with the optimum one-to-zero child per caregiver.
- I think a D.J. is somebody who entertains, who gels with the audience.
late 19th century: from gel1.
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