Complete Definition of "gel"

see|Gel
English

Etymology 1
L. gelu, freezing, cold, ice, or gelatus, frozen, immobile

Pronunciation
AHD|jÄl, IPA|/dÊÉl/, SAMPA|/dZEl/

Noun
wikipedia
en-noun|s|-

  1. A semi-solid to almost solid colloid of a solid and a liquid, such as jelly, cheese or opal.
  2. Any gel intended for a particular cosmetic use, such as for styling the hair.

Derived terms
aerogel
hair gel
hydrogel
shower gel
silica gel
xerogel

Translations
trans-top|suspension of solid in liquid
Finnish: geeli, hyty, hyytelö
French: #French|gel m
German: Gel n
trans-mid
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trans-top|any gel for a particular cosmetic use
Finnish: geeli
French: #French|gel m
German: Gel n
trans-mid
Hebrew: ×'× (djel) m, תקר×ש (takrísh) m
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trans-top|translations to be checked
ttbc|Hungarian: zselé (1)
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See also
For more information on classification of colloids, see Wikipedia article on w|colloids

Verb
en-verb|gell|ing

  1. transitive To apply (cosmetic) gel to (the hair, etc).
  2. intransitive To become a gel.

Translations
trans-top|to apply cosmetic gel
Finnish: levittää geeli|geeliä
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|to become gel
Finnish: geeliytyä, hyytelöityä
trans-mid
trans-bottom

See also
aerosol
colloid
emulsion
foam
sol

Etymology 2
Imitative of upper-class British pronunciation of girl

Pronunciation
AHD|gÄl, IPA|/gÉl/, SAMPA|/gEl/

Noun
en-noun

  1. UK A girl.

Category:English heteronyms


Catalan

Noun
gel m

  1. ice

French

Etymology
Latin gelu

Noun
fr-noun|m

  1. frost
  2. #English|gel (suspension of solid in liquid)
  3. #English|gel (cosmetic preparation)

Turkish

Etymology
Common Turkic *käl

Verb form
gel

  1. imperative of gelmek

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