simmer

[ sim-er ]SEE DEFINITION OF simmer

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SIMMER

Then put in the strained blood and simmer it for another hour, at least.

Cover it close, set it on hot coals, and let it simmer about an hour.

Let it simmer awhile, but take it up before it comes to a boil.

Simmer them for an hour, and having skimmed it well, strain off the liquid.

Set the pan on hot coals, and simmer them gently about five minutes.

Set them on coals, and simmer them till they are entirely dissolved.

Then simmer it gently four or fire hours or more, according to its size.

Set it on hot coals, and simmer it slowly, stirring it all the time.

Simmer them in the strong syrup till they are quite transparent.

Next day, put them into the same syrup, and simmer them again an hour.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, alteration of simperen "to simmer" (late 15c.), possibly imitative; not thought to be connected to simper (v.). OED says the change is "probably due to a feeling of phonetic appropriateness." Figurative sense, of feelings, "to be agitated" is from 1764. Opposite sense, in simmer down, first recorded 1871, probably from the notion of moving from a full boil to a mere simmer.

Related: Simmered; simmering. The noun meaning "a condition of simmering" is from 1809.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SIMMER

coddle

verbboil lightly, usually eggs

coddling

verbboil lightly, usually eggs
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