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English noun: cooking

1. cooking (act) the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat


SamplesCooking can be a great art.
People are needed who have experience in cookery.
He left the preparation of meals to his wife.


Synonymscookery, preparation


Broader (hypernym)change of state


Narrower (hyponym)baking, boiling, braising, broil, broiling, browning, cuisine, culinary art, frying, fusion cooking, grilling, percolation, poaching, roasting, sauteing, simmering, stewing, toasting


Part holonymseasoning, tenderisation, tenderization


Domain category membersalcoholise, alcoholise, alcoholize, alcoholize, bake, barbecue, barbeque, baste, beat, blacken, blanch, boil down, boil down, braise, bread, brine, broil, brown, brown sauce, bruise, butterfly, calamari, calamary, can, caramelise, caramelise, caramelize, caramelize, challah, char, Chinese brown sauce, churn, clarify, coddle, concentrate, concentrate, concoct, conserve, cook, cook out, cook up, corn, cream, crisp, crispen, crumb, curry, curry, decoct, deep-fat-fry, deep-fry, devil, dredge, dress, dun, egg, farce, filet, fillet, fire, flavor, flavour, flour, fortify, fortify, french-fry, fricassee, frizzle, frost, fry, ginger, griddle, grill, hallah, hibachi, ice, Jewish rye, Jewish rye bread, jug, lace, lard, marinade, marinate, mask, micro-cook, microwave, nuke, oven broil, ovenbake, overboil, pan roast, pan-broil, pan-fry, parboil, pepper, pickle, precook, pressure-cook, puree, put on, put up, reduce, reduce, render, rice, roast, salt, salt, sauce, saute, savor, savour, scorch, scramble, sear, season, shirr, simmer, souse, spatchcock, spice, spice up, spike, splat, squid, steam, stew, stir fry, strain, stuff, tin, toast, truss, try, whip, whip up, whisk, whomp up, zap, zest









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