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gelation1

[je-ley-shuh n, juh-] /dʒɛˈleɪ ʃən, dʒə-/
noun
1.
solidification by cold; freezing.
Origin of gelation1
1850-1855
1850-55; < Latin gelātiōn- (stem of gelātiō) a freezing, equivalent to gelāt(us) (see gelatin) + -iōn- -ion

gelation2

[je-ley-shuh n, juh-] /dʒɛˈleɪ ʃən, dʒə-/
noun, Physical Chemistry
1.
the process of gelling.
Origin
1910-15; gel + -ation
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  • The kind of vessel in which gelation is induced varies widely in different factories.

    Animal Proteins Hugh Garner Bennett
  • The effect on gelation is also illustrated by the change of viscosity of the sol with time.

    Animal Proteins Hugh Garner Bennett
  • On the other hand, many gels cannot be reconverted into sols; that is, the "gelation" process is irreversible.

    The Chemistry of Plant Life Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
British Dictionary definitions for gelation

gelation1

/dʒɪˈleɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act or process of freezing a liquid
Word Origin
C19: from Latin gelātiō a freezing; see gelatine

gelation2

/dʒɪˈleɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act or process of forming into a gel
Word Origin
C20: from gel
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gelation in Medicine

gelation ge·la·tion (jě-lā'shən)
n.

  1. Solidification by cooling or freezing.

  2. The process of forming a gel.

  3. Transformation of a sol into a gel.

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