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English noun: simmer

1. simmer (attribute) temperature just below the boiling point

SamplesThe stew remained at a simmer for hours.

Broader (hypernym)temperature

English verb: simmer

1. simmer (change) boil slowly at low temperature

SamplesSimmer the sauce.
Simmering water.

ExamplesThe chefs simmer the vegetables

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)boil

Domain categorycookery, cooking, preparation

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