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Meaning of PARBOIL

Pronunciation:  'pâr`boyl

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  cook briefly; as of vegetables; "Parboil the beans before freezing them"
 

PARBOIL is a 7 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: blanch
 
 See Also: cook

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Par"boil`\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Parboiled}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Parboiling}.] [OE. parboilen, OF. parbouillir to cook
well; par through (see {Par}) + bouillir to boil, L. bullire.
The sense has been influenced by E. part. See lst {Boil}.]
1. To boil or cook thoroughly. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.

2. To boil in part; to cook partially by boiling.



 

 

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