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Definitions by Wordnik

  1. (verb-intransitive) To be cooked gently or remain just at or below the boiling point.
  2. (verb-intransitive) To be filled with pent-up emotion; seethe.
  3. (verb-intransitive) To be in a state of gentle ferment: thoughts simmering in the back of her mind.
  4. (verb-transitive) To cook (food) gently in a liquid just at or below the boiling point.
  5. (verb-transitive) To keep (a liquid) near or just below the boiling point. See Synonyms at boil1.
  6. (noun) The state or process of simmering.
  7. (phrasal-verb) simmer down To become calm after excitement or anger.

Examples by Wordnik

  1. Cook for about 15 minutes, checking every five minutes to stir and to ensure that a simmer is maintained and that liquid remains. - Carrots Braised in Marsala ♥ | A Veggie Venture
  2. So I set the timer for every 5 or 10 minutes until it comes to a boil, turn down the heat and check it every 5 or 10 minutes until the simmer is stabilized. - Light Vegetable Stock ♥ | A Veggie Venture
  3. Between the tender chicken and the beautiful vegetables, this soup -- a long, gentle simmer is key -- was good enough to revive the comatose. - Seattle Bon Vivant:
  4. If your characters never seem to have anything to say, if all their obstacles are too easily solvable, you might want to consider letting the idea simmer for a while longer. - Writer's Block Is a Problem of Butts
  5. In medium saucepan, bring 2 cups of the milk just to a simmer, which is when you start to see steam rising from the pan. - Intense Chocolate Gelato | Baking Bites


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