Simmer meaning

sĭmər
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Simmer is defined as to cook something gently, keep at or just under boiling.

An example of simmer is cooking soup at a low temperature.

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To keep (a liquid) near or just below the boiling point.
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To cook (food) gently in a liquid just at or below the boiling point.
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To remain at or just below the boiling point, usually forming tiny bubbles with a low, murmuring sound.
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To be cooked gently or remain just at or below the boiling point.
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To be about to break out, as in anger, revolt, etc.
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To keep (a liquid) at or just below the boiling point.
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To cook in such a liquid.
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The state of simmering.
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The state or process of simmering.

The kettle was kept on the simmer.

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(intransitive) To cook or undergo heating slowly at or below the boiling point.

The soup simmered on the stove.

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To cause to cook or to cause to undergo heating slowly at or below the boiling point.

Simmer the soup for five minutes, then serve.

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The state or process of simmering.
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simmer down
  • to condense by simmering, as a liquid
  • to become calm; cool off
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of simmer

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

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