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jell (v.)

"assume the consistence of jelly," 1869, American English, probably a back-formation of jelly (n.). Related: Jelled; jelling. Figurative sense is first attested 1908. Middle English had gelen "congeal," but it disappeared after 15c.

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Definitions of jell

jell (v.)
become gelatinous;
the liquid jelled after we added the enzyme
Synonyms: set / congeal
From wordnet.princeton.edu