parboil
[ pahr-boil ]
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Part of Speech verb
Origin + Etymology
15th century, Old French from Old French parboillir, from Late Latin perbullīre to boil thoroughly
Synonyms
  • stew
Antonyms
  • freeze
Definition
to boil for a short amount of time; pre-cook
Example
A) The recipe called for the meat to be parboiled. B) Sweetbreads must be parboiled before being cooked.
Usage Over Time

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