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caramelize

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verb car·a·mel·ize \-mə-ˌlīz\

Simple Definition of caramelize

  • : to cook (something, such as a fruit or vegetable) slowly until it becomes brown and sweet

  • : to change (sugar) into caramel by cooking it

Full Definition of caramelize

car·a·mel·izedcar·a·mel·iz·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to change (as sugar) into caramel

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to change to caramel

Examples of caramelize

  1. The onions will take five minutes to caramelize.

  2. Caramelize two cups of sugar.

  3. Continue stirring until the sugar caramelizes.



1842

First Known Use of caramelize

1842

Rhymes with caramelize

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