What does simmer mean?

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ˈsɪm ərsim·mer

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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

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

  2. Simmer(verb)

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

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Simmer

    sim′ėr, v.i. to boil with a gentle, hissing sound: to be on the point of boiling out, as into anger.—n. a gentle heating. [Imit.; cf. Sw. dial. summa, to hum, Ger. summen.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of simmer in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of simmer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of simmer in a Sentence

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    U.S.-China tensions continue to simmer in the background, but equity investors appear more interested on the prospect of economies reopening around the globe, on this score, Japan ended its nationwide state of emergency, Spaniards have returned to bars in Madrid wearing masks and England will re-open some businesses on June 1.

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