Adjective "Gelling" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Gelling


    Definition:

    1. Physical Chemistry. a semirigid colloidal dispersion of a solid with a liquid or gas, as jelly, glue, etc.

    2. Theater. gelatin (def 5).

    3. Biochemistry. a semirigid polymer, as agarose, starch, cellulose acetate, or polyacrylamide, cast into slabs or cylinders for the electrophoretic separation of proteins and nucleic acids. verb (used without object), gelled, gelling.

    4. to form or become a gel.

    5. jell (def 2).

    Origin:
    gel

    Examples:

    "qualities can be gelling."

    "knives can be gelling."