Definition of gelatin in English:

gelatin

(also gelatine)

noun

  • 1A virtually colorless and tasteless water-soluble protein prepared from collagen and used in food preparation as the basis of jellies, in photographic processes, and in glue.

    • ‘Combine the softened gelatin with the warm lentils and adjust seasoning.’
    • ‘For variety, try herbal teas, fruit juices or even flavored gelatin.’
    • ‘Remove from the heat and gradually add the gelatin, stirring constantly.’
    • ‘Hard or soft gelatin capsules are produced and filled with various pharmaceutical doses.’
    • ‘Transfer the softened gelatin to a medium bowl, place over a hot water bath, and stir until dissolved.’
    • ‘Only fish gelatin or vegetable oil is acceptable as a carrier, or as a processing aid ingredient.’
    • ‘Water, soup, ice pops, and flavored gelatin are all good choices.’
    • ‘Newer food dyes used in beverages and gelatin dessert mixes stain very quickly, especially red shades.’
    • ‘In a bowl over an ice water bath, combine asparagus juice with gelatin and whip until it becomes a stiff foam.’
    • ‘Flan mix is found in supermarkets near gelatin dessert mixes.’
    • ‘The treatment doses were in an edible oil solution packaged in identical gelatin capsules.’
    • ‘When you think of a black-and-white photograph, you probably envision a silver gelatin print.’
    • ‘Early in 1961, the agency experimented on monkeys with gelatin capsules containing botulinum toxin.’
    • ‘Return to the blender and add the softened gelatin and blend again.’
    • ‘In a large bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water.’
    • ‘Eat foods that contain a lot of water, like soup or a gelatin dessert.’
    • ‘Remove from the heat and add the gelatin and vitamin C and whisk to combine.’
    • ‘Add the gelatin mixture to the syrup mixture and stir to combine.’
    • ‘Remove from the heat and stir to dissolve the gelatin.’
    • ‘After drying, the gelatin foam is cut and sterilized.’
    1. 1.1 A high explosive consisting chiefly of a gel of nitroglycerine with added cellulose nitrate.
      • ‘He also continued to experiment in search of better ones, and in 1875 he invented a more powerful form of dynamite, blasting gelatin, which he patented the following year.’
      • ‘He later made new discoveries - primarily blasting gelatin and ballistite - and his industrial enterprises, as well as his fortune, grew.’
      • ‘One of Nobel's last significant discoveries was closely related to his work with blasting gelatin.’
      • ‘In 1875 Nobel created blasting gelatin, a colloidal suspension of nitrocellulose in glycerin, and in 1887 ballistite, a nearly smokeless powder especially suitable for propelling military projectiles.’
      • ‘We know he became rich by inventing dynamite and blasting gelatin.’
      • ‘Ammonia gelatin is made by adding ammonium nitrate and other ingredients to blasting gelatin.’
      • ‘Typically he set about his task straight away and it was not long until he had produced a jelly type substance which was to become blasting gelatin.’
      • ‘Since that time - and even more since Nobel's development of nitroglycerin-based blasting gelatin in 1875-its impact on the mining and construction industries has been profound.’
      • ‘One thing that sprang to mind was blasting gelatin.’
      • ‘The moral is that dynamite is safe and blasting gelatin is safer if they are treated with only reasonable care.’
      • ‘Nobel was the owner of more than 350 patented inventions during his lifetime, including the blasting cap, blasting gelatin, and ballistite, one of the first nitroglycerine smokeless powders to be used as a substitute for black gunpowder.’
      • ‘Nobel invented many powerful and relatively safe explosives and explosive devices, including the ‘Nobel patent detonator’, dynamite, blasting gelatin, and almost smokeless blasting powder.’
      • ‘He continued to develop new explosive devices: blasting gelatin in 1875, and in 1887 a smokeless blasting powder called ballistite, which influenced weapons design for the next quarter century.’

Origin

Early 19th century: from French gélatine, from Italian gelatina, from gelata, from Latin (see jelly).

Pronunciation

gelatin

/ˈdʒɛlətn//ˈjelətn/