prebake

verb

pre·​bake ˌprē-ˈbāk How to pronounce prebake (audio)
variants or pre-bake
prebaked or pre-baked; prebaking or pre-baking

transitive verb

: to bake (something) in advance
prebake a pie crust before adding the filling

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web When contending with fruit pie fillings, one strategy is to prebake the bottom crust to help prevent it from becoming soggy. Arowat, Discover Magazine, 16 July 2013

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Word History

First Known Use

1861, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of prebake was in 1861

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Cite this Entry

“Prebake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prebake. Accessed 31 Mar. 2023.

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