caramelize

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From caramel +‎ -ize.

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caramelize (third-person singular simple present caramelizes, present participle caramelizing, simple past and past participle caramelized)

  1. (cooking) To convert sugar into caramel.
  2. (cooking) To brown sugar by means of heat.
    Slowly cooking the onions will caramelize them, which brings out the sweetness and gives them a brown color.

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