Jelling



[jel] /dʒɛl/

verb (used without object)
1.
to congeal; become jellylike in consistency.
2.
to become clear, substantial, or definite; crystallize:
The plan began to jell once we all met to discuss it.
verb (used with object)
3.
to cause to jell.
/dʒɛl/
verb jells, jelling, jelled, gels, gelling, gelled
1.
to make or become gelatinous; congeal
2.
(intransitive) to assume definite form: his ideas have jelled
noun
3.
(US) an informal word for jelly1
v.

1830, American English, probably a back-formation of jelly (v.). Related: Jelled; jelling. Figurative sense is first attested 1908. Middle English had gelen “congeal,” but it disappeared 15c.

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