gelatinize

[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. gelatification,
  2. gelatin,
  3. gelatin dynamite,
  4. gelatinate,
  5. gelatine,
  6. gelatinoid,
  7. gelatinous,
  8. gelation,
  9. gelato,
  10. gelber

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

Origin of gelatinize

First recorded in 1800–10; gelatin + -ize

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British Dictionary definitions for gelatinize

gelatinize

gelatinise

/ (dʒɪˈlætɪˌnaɪz) /

verb

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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Medicine definitions for gelatinize

gelatinize

[ jə-lătn-īz′, jĕlə-tn-īz′ ]

v.

To convert into gelatin.
To become gelatinous.

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