precook

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verb pre·cook \(ˌ)prē-ˈku̇k\

Definition of precook

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to cook partially or entirely before final cooking or reheating

Examples of precook in a Sentence

  1. He precooked the chicken before he grilled it.

  2. The pasta should be precooked and allowed to cool.

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First Known Use of precook

1920


PRECOOK Defined for English Language Learners

precook

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Definition of precook for English Language Learners

  • : to cook (food) partially or entirely at an earlier time


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