The quirky tenor of his voice, combined with his observant, mocking tone, gelled perfectly with the screwball proceedings.
He'd shaved and gelled his hair back, and had put on a crisp military dress uniform with a row of campaign ribbons on the breast.
In a second embodiment of this invention, 1,2-butylene oxide may be used in a gelled state.
1899, as a chemical term, short for gelatin and perhaps influenced by jell. The invention of this word is credited to Scottish chemist Thomas Graham (1805-1869). Hair-styling sense is from 1958. The verb meaning "to become a gel" is attested by 1902; figurative sense is from 1958. Related: Gelled; gelling.
A colloid in which the disperse phase combines with the dispersion medium to produce a semisolid material. v. gelled, gel·ling, gels
To become a gel.
To convert a sol into a gel.
[second sense perhaps fr the notion of productively sitting still as a gelatin pudding does]