parboil

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English parboyle, from Old French parbouillir (to boil thoroughly), from Medieval Latin perbulliō, from Latin per (thoroughly) + bulliō (I boil). Sense to boil partially (c.1440), rather than original to boil thoroughly is by corruption: associating the prefix with part (from Latin pars (part)) rather than per.[1]

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parboil (third-person singular simple present parboils, present participle parboiling, simple past and past participle parboiled)

  1. To boil food briefly so that it is partly cooked.

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  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2022), “parboil”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

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