undercook

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under- +‎ cook

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undercook ‎(third-person singular simple present undercooks, present participle undercooking, simple past and past participle undercooked)

  1. (transitive) To cook insufficiently.

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undercook ‎(plural undercooks)

  1. A subordinate cook.
    • 2002, Helen Thompson, Anna Kasabian, Cooking spaces: designs for cooking, entertaining, and living (page 67)
      Formerly the domain of cooks, undercooks, and scullery maids, it wasn't even a room a householder would lay claim to, much less single out with items of personal interest.

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