|1.||a semirigid jelly-like colloid in which a liquid is dispersed in a solid: nondrip paint is a gel|
|2.||See hair gel|
|3.||informal theatre See gelatine|
|—vb , gels, gelling, gelled|
|4.||to become or cause to become a gel|
|5.||a variant spelling of jell|
|[C19: by shortening from |
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.