[ juh-lat-n-ahyz, jel-uh-tn- ]
/ dʒəˈlæt nˌaɪz, ˈdʒɛl ə tn- /

verb (used with object), ge·lat·i·nized, ge·lat·i·niz·ing.

to make gelatinous.
to coat with gelatin, as paper.

verb (used without object), ge·lat·i·nized, ge·lat·i·niz·ing.

to become gelatinous.
Also gelatinate; especially British, ge·lat·i·nise.

Origin of gelatinize

First recorded in 1800–10; gelatin + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM gelatinize Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for gelatinize

British Dictionary definitions for gelatinize



/ (dʒɪˈlætɪˌnaɪz) /


to make or become gelatinous
(tr) photog to coat (glass, paper, etc) with gelatine

Derived forms of gelatinize

gelatinization or gelatinisation, noungelatinizer or gelatiniser, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for gelatinize

[ jə-lătn-īz′, jĕlə-tn-īz′ ]


To convert into gelatin.
To become gelatinous.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.