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Definition of "gelatinize" [ge•lat•i•nize]

  • To convert to gelatin or jelly. (verb-transitive)
  • To coat with gelatin. (verb-transitive)
  • To become gelatinous. (verb-intransitive)

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 "gelatinize" in a sentence
  • "Once inside, a "lengthy build-up of heat allows the flour to gelatinize … therefore a baking process is taking place," Aldi S ü d added."
  • "Between 6 and 7 p.m. each evening, the computers “gelatinize” the assignments for the next day — make them firm enough to tell passengers exactly when to show up at the airports, but still pliable enough that pilots and planes might be reassigned if last-minute requests come in."
  • "And the starches, when they reach about 180 degrees, gelatinize."