verb (used without object), gelled, gel·ling.
- geisel, theodor seuss,
- geissler tube,
- gel diffusion precipitin test,
- gel electrophoresis,
- gel mineral,
- gel pen,
Origin of gel
Examples from the Web for gel
My stranger-friend left the room to let the gel mask sit on my face for a bit.
Wilkinson says the gel combats the “I had a run-in with a can of paint” defense.
But waiting for a draft-Clark movement to gel turned out to be problematic.
The first step is to gel your hair and hit the gym to work on your fitness.
The glint of a gel's eye was too much for him, he sold himself for her—body and soul he sold himself for her.A Life For a Love|L. T. Meade
You'll let the lad out, and you'll wed my gel, and you'll give me my share of the siller.
"You takes it mighty cool for one who wants the gel yourself," said Granger, who felt ready to dance with vexation.
Further, lyotrope influences can never strengthen a gel very much, but may and often do weaken it very considerably.Animal Proteins|Hugh Garner Bennett
A gel as can keep a nors-end-kerridge down on the cold kitchen stones!The Grey Wig: Stories and Novelettes|Israel Zangwill
verb gels, gelling or gelled
Word Origin for gel
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.