caramelize

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verb car·a·mel·ize \-mə-ˌlīz\

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


CARAMELIZE Defined for English Language Learners

caramelize

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verb car·a·mel·ize \-mə-ˌlīz\

Definition of caramelize for English Language Learners

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

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


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