[juh-lat-n-ahyz, jel-uh-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
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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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


[jə-lătn-īz′, jĕlə-tn-īz′]


To convert into gelatin.
To become gelatinous.
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