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English noun: gel

1. gel (substance) a colloid in a more solid form than a sol

Synonymscolloidal gel

Broader (hypernym)colloid

Narrower (hyponym)hydrogel

2. gel (artifact) a thin translucent membrane used over stage lights for color effects


Broader (hypernym)membrane

English verb: gel

1. gel (change) become a gel

SamplesThe solid, when heated, gelled.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)change

2. gel (body) apply a styling gel to

SamplesShe mousses her hair.

ExamplesThey gel their hair


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)groom, neaten

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