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gel

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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gelgel1 /dʒel/ ●○○ noun [countable, uncountable]  DCBa thick wet substance that is used in beauty or cleaning products hair gel shower gel
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gelLike pectin, psyllium forms a gel which is not digested or absorbed, thereby increasing the viscosity of the meal.a gel toothpasteSupport media that may be used for electrophoretic separations include agar gel, starch gel, cellulose acetate, and acrylamide.Agar gel and cellulose acetate are the more commonly used media in the routine clinical laboratory. 189.It is formulated as an attractive gel with green microparticles suspended inside.Fixed parts should be painted liberally with cold oven cleaner gel and left to stand.The samples were then fractionated on a 6% denaturing polyacrylamide gel.For example, ethanol can be separated from a liquid mixture of ethanol and water by shaking the mixture with silica gel.Good news for diaphragm users fed up with slippery spermicidal gel.
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gelgel2 verb (gelled, gelling)  1 SURE (also jell especially American English) [intransitive] if a thought, plan etc gels, it becomes clearer or more definite Don’t start writing until the idea has gelled in your mind.2 UNITE (also jell especially American English) [intransitive] if two or more people gel, they start working well together as a groupgel with He did not gel with Chapman. After two days, the group gelled into a team.3 DFT (also jell especially American English) [intransitive] if a liquid gels, it becomes firmer or thicker4 [transitive] to put gel into your hair gelled hair
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gelI am very pleased with how the group is gelling.They appear to gel as a group, with only the odd complaint about sharing or taking turns.a handsome man with short, gelled hairClark says that the idea had already gelled in his mind as far back as September 1981.Batty was magnificently constructive throughout but things refused stubbornly to gel up to the interval.We seem to be working really well as a unit and things really gel when we write together.
gelgel3 /dʒel/ noun [countable] British English old-fashioned  WOMANCHILDused to represent the wordgirl’, when it is said in this way
Examples from the Corpus
gelLike pectin, psyllium forms a gel which is not digested or absorbed, thereby increasing the viscosity of the meal.Support media that may be used for electrophoretic separations include agar gel, starch gel, cellulose acetate, and acrylamide.Agar gel and cellulose acetate are the more commonly used media in the routine clinical laboratory. 189.It is formulated as an attractive gel with green microparticles suspended inside.Fixed parts should be painted liberally with cold oven cleaner gel and left to stand.The samples were then fractionated on a 6% denaturing polyacrylamide gel.For example, ethanol can be separated from a liquid mixture of ethanol and water by shaking the mixture with silica gel.Good news for diaphragm users fed up with slippery spermicidal gel.
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Verb table
gel
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theygel
he, she, itgels
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theygelled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave gelled
he, she, ithas gelled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad gelled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill gel
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have gelled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam gelling
he, she, itis gelling
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you, we, theyare gelling
Past
I, he, she, itwas gelling
you, we, theywere gelling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been gelling
he, she, ithas been gelling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been gelling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be gelling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been gelling
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