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Meaning of SIMMER

Pronunciation:  'simur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  temperature just below the boiling point; "the stew remained at a simmer for hours"
  2. [v]  boil slowly at low temperature; "simmer the sauce"; "simmering water"
 

SIMMER is a 6 letter word that starts with S.

 

 See Also: boil, temperature

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Sim"mer\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Simmered}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Simmering}.] [Prov. E. also simper; -- an onomatopoetic
    word.]
    To boil gently, or with a gentle hissing; to begin to boil.
    
          I simmer as liquor doth on the fire before it beginneth
          to boil.                                 --Palsgrave.
    
    
  2. \Sim"mer\, v. t.
    To cause to boil gently; to cook in liquid heated almost or
    just to the boiling point.
    
    
 

 

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