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 Dictionary entry overview: What does simmer mean? 

SIMMER (noun)
  The noun SIMMER has 1 sense:

1. temperature just below the boiling point

  Familiarity information: SIMMER used as a noun is very rare.

SIMMER (verb)
  The verb SIMMER has 1 sense:

1. boil slowly at low temperature

  Familiarity information: SIMMER used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

SIMMER (noun)

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Temperature just below the boiling point

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Context example:

the stew remained at a simmer for hours

Hypernyms ("simmer" is a kind of...):

temperature (the degree of hotness or coldness of a body or environment (corresponding to its molecular activity))

SIMMER (verb)

Sense 1simmer [BACK TO TOP]


Boil slowly at low temperature

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context examples:

simmer the sauce / simmering water

Hypernyms (to "simmer" is one way to...):

boil (cook in boiling liquid)

Domain category:

cookery; cooking; preparation (the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

The chefs simmer the vegetables

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