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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)

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.

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."