gelatinous
adjective Date: 1712 1. resembling gelatin or jelly ; viscous <
a gelatinous precipitate
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2. of, relating to, or containing gelatin • gelatinously adverbgelatinousness noun

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  • Gelatinous — Ge*lat i*nous, a. [Cf. F. g[ e]latineux.] Of the nature and consistence of gelatin or the jelly; resembling jelly; viscous. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gelatinous — 1724, from GELATIN (Cf. gelatin) + OUS (Cf. ous); probably modeled on Fr. gélatineux. Related: Gelatinously; gelatinousness …   Etymology dictionary

  • gelatinous — [adj] coagulated gluey, glutinous, gummy, jelled, jellied, jelly like, mucilaginous, pudding*, sticky, thick, viscid, viscous; concept 606 Ant. liquid …   New thesaurus

  • gelatinous — [jə lat′ n əs] adj. 1. of or containing gelatin 2. like gelatin or jelly; having the consistency of gelatin or jelly; viscous gelatinousness n …   English World dictionary

  • gelatinous — [[t]ʤɪlæ̱tɪnəs[/t]] ADJ Gelatinous substances or mixtures are wet and sticky. Pour a cup of the gelatinous mixture into the blender …   English dictionary

  • gelatinous — adjective stir over low heat until the mixture becomes gelatinous Syn: jellylike, glutinous, viscous, viscid, mucilaginous, sticky, gluey, gummy, slimy; informal gooey, gunky …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • gelatinous — gelatin (also gelatine) ► NOUN 1) a virtually colourless and tasteless water soluble protein prepared from collagen and used in food preparation, in photographic processing, and for making glue. 2) a high explosive consisting chiefly of a gel of… …   English terms dictionary

  • gelatinous — gelatinously, adv. gelatinousness, gelatinity /jel euh tin i tee/, n. /jeuh lat n euhs/, adj. 1. having the nature of or resembling jelly, esp. in consistency; jellylike. 2. pertaining to, containing, or consisting of gelatin. [1715 25; GELATIN + …   Universalium

  • gelatinous — adjective a) jelly like b) of or referring to gelatin …   Wiktionary

  • gelatinous — 1. Pertaining to or characteristic of gelatin. 2. Jellylike or resembling gelatin. SYN: gelatinoid. * * * ge·lat·i·nous jə lat nəs, ən əs adj 1) resembling gelatin or jelly: VISCOUS 2) of, relating to, or containing gelatin * * * …   Medical dictionary

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