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[juh-lat-n-ahyz, jel-uh-tn-] /dʒəˈlæt nˌaɪz, ˈdʒɛl ə tn-/
verb (used with object), gelatinized, gelatinizing.
to make gelatinous.
to coat with gelatin, as paper.
verb (used without object), gelatinized, gelatinizing.
to become gelatinous.
Also, gelatinate; especially British, gelatinise.
Origin of gelatinize
1800-10; gelatin + -ize
Related forms
gelatinization, noun
gelatinizer, noun
nongelatinizing, adjective
subgelatinization, noun
ungelatinized, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for gelatinize
  • These substances gelatinize tissue on contact, causing deep, painful lesions.
  • The amount of adjuvant must be sufficient to gelatinize the starch in the presence of pesticide upon spraying with water.
  • The rice is then parboiled by soaking in water and cooking to gelatinize the starch.
  • Alkali spreading value is inversely related to the temperature at which rice starch granules gelatinize.
British Dictionary definitions for gelatinize


to make or become gelatinous
(transitive) (photog) to coat (glass, paper, etc) with gelatine
Derived Forms
gelatinization, gelatinisation, noun
gelatinizer, gelatiniser, noun
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gelatinize in Medicine

gelatinize ge·lat·i·nize (jə-lāt'n-īz', jěl'ə-tn-īz')
v. ge·lat·i·nized, ge·lat·i·niz·ing, ge·lat·i·niz·es

  1. To convert into gelatin.

  2. To become gelatinous.

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