There are 3 definitions of gel in English:

gel1

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Pronunciation: /dʒɛl
 
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noun

1 [mass noun] A jelly-like substance, especially one used in cosmetic or medicinal products: hair gel
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  • 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.
1.1 Chemistry A semi-solid colloidal suspension of a solid dispersed in a liquid.
2 Biochemistry A semi-rigid slab or cylinder of an organic polymer used as a medium for the separation of macromolecules.

verb (gels, gelling, gelled)

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1 [no object] Chemistry Form into a gel: the mixture gelled at 7 degrees Celsius
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  • 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.
2 [with object] Apply gel to (the hair): they’d gelled their hair (as adjective gelled) short gelled hair
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  • His short brown hair was gelled into place, and the grin that took up most of his face looked both genuine and permanent.
  • He had dark chocolate brown hair that was gelled so it spiked slightly at the front.
  • The shorter man with black hair that was gelled back got impatient.

Origin

late 19th century: abbreviation of gelatin.

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There are 3 definitions of gel in English:

gel2

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Pronunciation: /dʒɛl
 
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(also jell)

verb (gels, gelling, gelled)

[no object] chiefly British
1(Of a liquid) set or become more solid: the stew is gelling
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  • The water jells, almost, with vegetation, so that light winds no longer leave a mark.
  • The effect is termed ‘gelatinization’, but has nothing to do with gelatin, which gels similarly but is a protein.
Synonyms
1.1(Of a project or idea) take a definite form or begin to work well: everything seemed to gel for the magazine
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  • Prompted by these complaints, the group's idea for a festival gelled and the planning began roughly one year ago.
  • As ideas begin to gel, I give students a size limitation, showing them the precut slabs of clay from which they will need to sculpt their character as well as a base.
  • The idea gelled and he went to work on the pilot script.
Synonyms
take shape, come together, fall into place, happen, take form, form, emerge, crystallize, materialize, become definite
1.2(Of people) work well together: during the tour they continued to gel as a band
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  • I was interested in him as a friend from that point on, and we really gelled well together.
  • They really gelled together well, and seemed to get a great reaction from the audience.
  • The five girls are absolutely fabulous and we all gelled so well, " she remarked.

Origin

late 19th century: gel from gel1; the variant jell is a back-formation from jelly.

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There are 3 definitions of gel in English:

gel3

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Pronunciation: /ɡɛl
 
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noun

British informal
An upper-class or well-bred girl or young woman: fastidiously reared Home Counties gels
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  • Roaming gaggles of extremely ditsy young gels wriggle in and out of designer coffee bars.
  • On the night I was in, there were two parties of those loud, well-bred gels who couldn't get into Oxbridge and had to study at Edinburgh instead.
  • There were instances of well-bred middle-class gels entering into marriage with only the haziest idea of how babies were conceived and born.

Origin

late 19th century: representing a pronunciation.

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