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gelatinize

Line breaks: gel¦at¦in|ize
Pronunciation: /dʒɪˈlatɪnʌɪz
 
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(also gelatinise)

Definition of gelatinize in English:

verb

1Make or become gelatinous or jelly-like: [with object]: water gelatinizes the granules [no object]: the starch grains swell and gelatinize
More example sentences
  • Heat causes the air to expand and make the cake rise; eventually protein and starch in the liquid phase of the cake coagulate and gelatinize, giving what in scientific terms is a stable foam and in common parlance a cake.
  • In 1888, Alfred Nobel took smokeless powder production to a new plateau by using nitroglycerin to gelatinize nitrocellulose, thereby producing a new commercial smokeless powder named ‘Ballistite.’
  • They found that each of the shrub's flowers produces a single clear jellylike pellet, formed when the plant's inner wall swells and gelatinizes as it comes in contact with nectar.
1.1 [with object] (usually as adjective gelatinized) Coat with gelatin: gelatinized glass microscope slides
More example sentences
  • Smokeless explosives such as cordite, first produced in England in 1889, used gelatinized nitrocellulose, or gun cotton, mixed with minerals and nitroglycerine; stabilizers were later added.
  • Cells were then seeded on a gelatinized slide, stained with 0.1% Mayers hematoxylin and analysed by optical microscopy.
  • Sections were cut at - 18° and placed onto gelatinized slides.

Derivatives

gelatinization

1
noun
Example sentences
  • The calculation of the conductivity and the degree of starch gelatinization is outlined hereinafter.
  • By definition, gelatinization is a phenomena which takes place in the presence of heat and moisture.
  • The entire process is known as the gelatinisation of starch and is very important in cooking.

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