cooking spray


: an aerosol that contains vegetable oil for spraying on cookware to prevent food from sticking

Examples of cooking spray in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Let the dough rise: Transfer the dough into a large bowl that is coated with cooking spray. Laura Kanya, Southern Living, 10 Sep. 2023 Our version combines a triple-hit of coconut—coconut, coconut milk, and coconut cooking spray—for an über-coconutty (and delightfully greaseless) version of the restaurant classic. Wini Moranville, Better Homes & Gardens, 7 Sep. 2023 Coat an 8-inch square (2-quart) baking or casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray. cleveland, 31 July 2023 Or, alternatively, lightly grease 2 (9x13-inch) rimmed baking sheets with cooking spray, and line with parchment paper. Ivy Odom, Southern Living, 27 Aug. 2023 Spray a baking dish with vegetable oil cooking spray. Bethany Thayer, Detroit Free Press, 12 Aug. 2023 Coat basket with cooking spray; cook chips in batches, 3 1/2 to 4 minutes per side. Julia Levy, Southern Living, 7 Aug. 2023 Spray a small 8-inch pan with nonstick cooking spray and heat on medium heat. Elisa Zied, Parents, 5 Aug. 2023 Lightly grease a 6-qt. slow cooker with cooking spray. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 3 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1971, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cooking spray was in 1971

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“Cooking spray.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition

cooking spray

: an aerosol that contains vegetable oil and that is sprayed on cookware (as frying pans) to prevent food from sticking
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