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jell

[jel] /dʒɛl/
verb (used without object)
1.
to congeal; become jellylike in consistency.
2.
to become clear, substantial, or definite; crystallize:
The plan began to jell once we all met to discuss it.
verb (used with object)
3.
to cause to jell.
Origin of jell
1820-1830
1820-30; back formation from jelly
Related forms
half-jelled, adjective
unjelled, adjective
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  • The stuff had cooled and jelled into a half-solid condition.

    The Water Eater Win Marks
  • But in five or six years after, when your character has jelled, and you've hit your pace, you'll bless me for it.

    Roast Beef, Medium Edna Ferber
British Dictionary definitions for jelled

jell

/dʒɛl/
verb jells, jelling, jelled, gels, gelling, gelled
1.
to make or become gelatinous; congeal
2.
(intransitive) to assume definite form: his ideas have jelled
noun
3.
(US) an informal word for jelly1
Word Origin
C19: back formation from jelly1
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Word Origin and History for jelled

jell

v.

1830, American English, probably a back-formation of jelly (v.). Related: Jelled; jelling. Figurative sense is first attested 1908. Middle English had gelen "congeal," but it disappeared 15c.

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