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verb (1)

de·​glaze (ˌ)dē-ˈglāz How to pronounce deglaze (audio)
deglazed; deglazing; deglazes

transitive verb

: to remove the glaze from
deglaze pottery


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verb (2)

deglazed; deglazing; deglazes

transitive verb

: to dissolve the small particles of sautéed meat remaining in (a pan) by adding a liquid and heating

Examples of deglaze in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
If using, add bourbon, and stir to deglaze the pan. Taylor Tobin, Southern Living, 22 Sep. 2023 Alex Lau Return skillet to medium heat and pour in a deglazing liquid to dislodge any browned bits—a.k.a. flavor bombs—stuck to the bottom of the skillet. Claire Saffitz, Bon Appétit, 11 Oct. 2023 Let that soften for a few seconds, and then deglaze the bottom of the pot with vegetable broth or water. G. Daniela Galarza, Washington Post, 9 Nov. 2023 Amber ale beer: Used to deglaze the pan along with water; adding robust flavor and notes of malt. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 13 Sep. 2023 The pot has a sleek design and comes in six colors, heats food consistently, is easy to deglaze and clean and is dishwasher safe. Bellamy Richardson,, 20 Sep. 2023 Add the chicken stock and scrape the bottom of the pan to deglaze it, then add the tomatillo puree, chickpeas, cumin, oregano, and coriander and stir to combine. Sabrina Weiss, Peoplemag, 15 Sep. 2023 White grape juice is another option for deglazing the pan, though again, maybe just a splash of the stuff and more stock to make up the difference. Jasmine Smith, Southern Living, 10 Sep. 2023 In cooking, especially in penne alla vodka, deglazing a pan with liquor has many powers. Eric Kim, New York Times, 14 Aug. 2023

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Word History


Verb (2)

modification of French déglacer, literally, to melt the ice from, from dé- + glacer to freeze — more at glacé

First Known Use

Verb (1)

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

Verb (2)

1968, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of deglaze was circa 1889

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Cite this Entry

“Deglaze.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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