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[juh-lat-n-ahyz, jel-uh-tn-]
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verb (used with object), ge·lat·i·nized, ge·lat·i·niz·ing.
  1. to make gelatinous.
  2. to coat with gelatin, as paper.
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verb (used without object), ge·lat·i·nized, ge·lat·i·niz·ing.
  1. to become gelatinous.
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Also gelatinate; especially British, ge·lat·i·nise.

Origin of gelatinize

First recorded in 1800–10; gelatin + -ize
Related formsge·lat·i·ni·za·tion, nounge·lat·i·niz·er, nounnon·ge·lat·i·niz·ing, adjectivesub·ge·lat·i·ni·za·tion, nounun·ge·lat·i·nized, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • Though the solution does not gelatinize, it preserves the property of gluing surfaces together when it dries.

    A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines

    Andrew Ure

British Dictionary definitions for gelatinize



  1. to make or become gelatinous
  2. (tr) photog to coat (glass, paper, etc) with gelatine
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Derived Formsgelatinization or gelatinisation, noungelatinizer or gelatiniser, noun
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gelatinize in Medicine


(jə-lătn-īz′, jĕlə-tn-īz′)
  1. To convert into gelatin.
  2. To become gelatinous.
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