Physical Chemistry. a semirigid colloidal dispersion of a solid with a liquid or gas, as jelly, glue, etc.
Theater. gelatin (def 5).
Biochemistry. a semirigid polymer, as agarose, starch, cellulose acetate, or polyacrylamide, cast into slabs or cylinders for the electrophoretic separation of proteins and nucleic acids.
verb (used without object), gelled, gelling.
to form or become a gel.
jell (def 2).
a semirigid jelly-like colloid in which a liquid is dispersed in a solid: nondrip paint is a gel
See hair gel
(theatre, informal) See gelatine (sense 4)
verb gels, gelling, gelled
to become or cause to become a gel
a variant spelling of jell
A colloid in which the disperse phase combines with the dispersion medium to produce a semisolid material. v. gelled, gel·ling, gels
To become a gel.
To convert a sol into a gel.
verb (used without object), regelated, regelating. 1. to freeze by regelation. verb 1. (physics) to undergo or cause to undergo regelation
noun, Physics. 1. a phenomenon in which the freezing point of water is lowered by the application of pressure; the melting and refreezing of ice, at constant temperature, caused by varying the pressure. noun 1. the rejoining together of two pieces of ice as a result of melting under pressure at the interface between them […]
friend of the king, one of the two messengers sent by the exiled Jews to Jerusalem in the time of Darius (Zech. 7:2) to make inquiries at the temple.
adjective, (often lowercase) 1. noting or pertaining to the style of French furnishings and decoration of c1700–20, in which a transition occurs from the Baroque style of Louis XIV to the Rococo of Louis XV.