Simmer Definition

sĭmər
simmers
verb
To remain at or just below the boiling point, usually forming tiny bubbles with a low, murmuring sound.
Webster's New World
To be about to break out, as in anger, revolt, etc.
Webster's New World
To be filled with pent-up emotion.
Simmer with resentment.
American Heritage
To be in a state of mild agitation or turmoil.
Resentment simmering between rivals.
American Heritage
To keep (a liquid) at or just below the boiling point.
Webster's New World
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noun
The state of simmering.
Webster's New World
idiom
simmer down
  • to condense by simmering, as a liquid
  • to become calm; cool off
Webster's New World

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Origin of Simmer

  • Alteration of Middle English simpren to simmer probably of imitative origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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