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gelatinize

[juh-lat-n-ahyz, jel-uh-tn-] /dʒəˈlæt nˌaɪz, ˈdʒɛl ə tn-/
verb (used with object), gelatinized, gelatinizing.
1.
to make gelatinous.
2.
to coat with gelatin, as paper.
verb (used without object), gelatinized, gelatinizing.
3.
to become gelatinous.
Also, gelatinate; especially British, gelatinise.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10; gelatin + -ize
Related forms
gelatinization, noun
gelatinizer, noun
nongelatinizing, adjective
subgelatinization, noun
ungelatinized, adjective
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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

gelatinize

/dʒɪˈlætɪˌnaɪz/
verb
1.
to make or become gelatinous
2.
(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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