Definition of "gel" []

  • A colloid in which the disperse phase has combined with the dispersion medium to produce a semisolid material, such as a jelly. (noun)
  • See gelatin. (noun)
  • A jellylike substance used in styling hair. (noun)
  • To become a gel. (verb-intransitive)
  • To apply a gel to (the hair). (verb-transitive)
  • A semirigid jelly-like colloid in which a liquid is dispersed in a solid (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To become or cause to become a gel (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "gel" in a sentence
  • "After numbing gel is placed on the nose a small tube will be guided down the nose and into the jejunum (small bowel) using fluoroscopic (x-ray) guidance."
  • "The liquid in the gel is flashed off, leaving a superlight, high-void “frozen air” insulating sock that goes between the inner and outer layers of the bottle."
  • "Licking some blueberry scent gel from the top of the drum, standing at 24 yards was a nice bear."