[ jel ]
/ dʒɛl /
verb (used without object)
to congeal; become jellylike in consistency.
to become clear, substantial, or definite; crystallize: The plan began to jell once we all met to discuss it.
verb (used with object)
to cause to jell.
Words nearby jell
Origin of jell
First recorded in 1820–30; back formation from jelly
OTHER WORDS FROM jellhalf-jelled, adjectiveun·jelled, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for jelled
/ (dʒɛl) /
verb jells, jelling, jelled, gels, gelling or gelled
to make or become gelatinous; congeal
(intr) to assume definite formhis ideas have jelled
US an informal word for jelly 1
Word Origin for jell
C19: back formation from jelly 1
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