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Meaning of BOIL DOWN

Pronunciation:  boyl dawn

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  1. [v]  cook until very little liquid is left, as of sauces; "The cook reduced the sauce by boiling it for a long time"
  2. [v]  be cooked until very little is left; as of sauces; "The sauce should reduce to one cup"
  3. [v]  be the essential element; "The proposal boils down to a compromise"
 Synonyms: come down, concentrate, decoct, reduce
 See Also: become, decrease, diminish, fall, lessen, minify, turn



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