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sim·mer

simmer

 
 
pronunciation:
sI mr
phrases:
simmer down
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part of speech: verb
inflections: simmers, simmering, simmered
definition: to cook in a liquid that is kept near the boiling point.
I simmered the pasta for several minutes.
similar words:
boil, cook, poach, seethe, steam, stew
phrase: simmer down
derivation: simmeringly (adv.)
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