gelatinize

[juh-lat-n-ahyz, jel-uh-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:
1800–10; gelatin + -ize

gelatinization, noun
gelatinizer, noun
nongelatinizing, adjective
subgelatinization, noun
ungelatinized, adjective
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gelatinize or gelatinise (dʒɪˈlætɪˌnaɪz)
 
vb
1.  to make or become gelatinous
2.  (tr) photog to coat (glass, paper, etc) with gelatine
 
gelatinise or gelatinise
 
vb
 
gelatini'zation or gelatinise
 
n
 
gelatini'sation or gelatinise
 
n
 
ge'latinizer or gelatinise
 
n
 
ge'latiniser or gelatinise
 
n

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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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Example sentences
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.
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