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Syllabification: gel

noun

1A jellylike substance containing a cosmetic, medicinal, or other preparation: try rubbing some teething gel onto sore gums 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 semisolid colloidal suspension of a solid dispersed in a liquid.
1.2 Biochemistry A semirigid slab or cylinder of an organic polymer used as a medium for the separation of macromolecules.

verb (gels, gelling, gelled)

[no object] Chemistry Back to top  
1Form 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.
1.1 [with object] Treat (the hair) with gel.
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.

Origin

Late 19th century: abbreviation of gelatin.

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gel 2 Syllabification: gel

verb (gels, gelling, gelled)

chiefly British
Variant spelling of jell.
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.

Origin

Late 19th century: from gel1.

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gel 3 Line breaks: gel

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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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