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verb car·a·mel·ize \-mə-ˌlīz\

: 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

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

First Known Use of CARAMELIZE


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