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gel

 [jel]
1. a colloid in which the solid disperse phase forms a network in combination with that of the fluid continuous phase, resulting in a viscous semirigid sol.
2. to form such a compound or any similar semi-solid material.

gel

(jel),
1. A jelly, or the solid or semisolid phase of a colloidal solution. Synonym(s): gelatum
2. To form a gel or jelly; to convert a sol into a gel.
[Mod. L. gelatum]

gel

(jel)
1. A jelly, or the solid or semisolid phase of a colloidal solution.
2. To form a gel or jelly; to convert a solution into a gel.
[Mod. L. gelatum]

gel

A largely liquid colloid, retained in a semisolid state by molecular chains, usually cross-linked.

gel

a semi-rigid COLLOID as distinct from the more liquid SOL.

gel

(jel)
1. A jelly, or the solid or semisolid phase of a colloidal solution.
2. To form a gel or jelly; to convert a sol into a gel.
[Mod. L. gelatum]
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Jell also indicated that the horse will in all probability be aimed at the 2011 Dubai World Cup.
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During the 1980s, at the height of 1960s-bashing, the media stereotype jelled. Boomers - and we're all alike, of course - were overindulged as children, which led us to become hopelessly self-absorbed and self-centered.
After a slow start, the dancers jelled with Taylor's effervescent choreography, bounding, hopping, crawling, and tumbling across the stage like children at play.
The massive Flood, with its pitching wave-like form, gives the game away: Waldron's sculptures are amorphous moments that have jelled into spaces; that is, they are fluxes that have become crystallized and becalmed.
A consensus jelled that, as The Times wrote, "Harding fitted into the complex situation better than any of the candidates." At 2 a.m.--not 2:11--the group sent for the Ohioan and asked him if there were any personal factors that would disqualify him.