Definition of parboil
: to boil briefly as a preliminary or incomplete cooking procedure
Examples of parboil in a Sentence
Parboil the potatoes before you roast them.
Recent Examples of parboil from the Web
The artichokes can be parboiled in advance; bring them to room temperature when ready to grill.
Or grill zucchini and parboiled potatoes for the salad with burrata.
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Origin and Etymology of parboil
PARBOIL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of parboil for English Language Learners
: to boil (a piece of food) for a short time often before cooking it fully in another way
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