parboil

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verb par·boil \ ˈpär-ˌbȯi(-ə)l \

Definition of parboil

transitive verb
:to boil briefly as a preliminary or incomplete cooking procedure

Examples of parboil in a Sentence

  1. Parboil the potatoes before you roast them.

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Origin and Etymology of parboil

Middle English, from parboilen to boil thoroughly, from Anglo-French parboiler, perboillir, from Late Latin perbullire, from Latin per- thoroughly (from per through) + bullire to boil, from bulla bubble — more at for

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PARBOIL Defined for English Language Learners

parboil

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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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