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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of caramelize

caramelized

caramelizing

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

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to change to caramel

Examples of caramelize in a sentence

  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


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