Definitions for simmerˈsɪm ər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. simmer(verb)

    temperature just below the boiling point

    "the stew remained at a simmer for hours"

  2. simmer(verb)

    boil slowly at low temperature

    "simmer the sauce"; "simmering water"


  1. simmer(Noun)

    The state or process of simmering.

    The kettle was kept on the simmer.

  2. simmer(Verb)

    To cook or undergo heating slowly at or below the boiling point.

    The soup simmered on the stove.

  3. simmer(Verb)

    To cause to cook or to cause to undergo heating slowly at or below the boiling point.

    Simmer the soup for five minutes, then serve.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Simmer(verb)

    to boil gently, or with a gentle hissing; to begin to boil

  2. Simmer(verb)

    to cause to boil gently; to cook in liquid heated almost or just to the boiling point

  3. Origin: [Prov. E. also simper; -- an onomatopoetic word.]

Editors Contribution

  1. simmer

    To cook a form of food for a period of time at a low temperature.

    The soup recipe said after bringing to the boil, simmer on a low heat for 20 mins then leave to cool.

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