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car·a·mel·ize

 (kăr′ə-mə-līz′, kär′mə-)
v. car·a·mel·ized, car·a·mel·iz·ing, car·a·mel·iz·es
v.intr.
To be converted into a brown syrup: Sugar caramelizes when heated.
v.tr.
To cook (food), often with sugar, until a brown syrup is formed: caramelized the onions.

car′a·mel·i·za′tion (-mə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.

caramelize

(ˈkærəməˌlaɪz) or

caramelise

vb
(Cookery) to convert or be converted into caramel

car•a•mel•ize

(ˈkær ə məˌlaɪz, ˈkɑr mə-)

v.t., v.i. -ized, -iz•ing.
to convert or be converted into caramel.
[1720–30]
car`a•mel•i•za′tion, n.

caramelize


Past participle: caramelized
Gerund: caramelizing

Imperative
caramelize
caramelize
Present
I caramelize
you caramelize
he/she/it caramelizes
we caramelize
you caramelize
they caramelize
Preterite
I caramelized
you caramelized
he/she/it caramelized
we caramelized
you caramelized
they caramelized
Present Continuous
I am caramelizing
you are caramelizing
he/she/it is caramelizing
we are caramelizing
you are caramelizing
they are caramelizing
Present Perfect
I have caramelized
you have caramelized
he/she/it has caramelized
we have caramelized
you have caramelized
they have caramelized
Past Continuous
I was caramelizing
you were caramelizing
he/she/it was caramelizing
we were caramelizing
you were caramelizing
they were caramelizing
Past Perfect
I had caramelized
you had caramelized
he/she/it had caramelized
we had caramelized
you had caramelized
they had caramelized
Future
I will caramelize
you will caramelize
he/she/it will caramelize
we will caramelize
you will caramelize
they will caramelize
Future Perfect
I will have caramelized
you will have caramelized
he/she/it will have caramelized
we will have caramelized
you will have caramelized
they will have caramelized
Future Continuous
I will be caramelizing
you will be caramelizing
he/she/it will be caramelizing
we will be caramelizing
you will be caramelizing
they will be caramelizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been caramelizing
you have been caramelizing
he/she/it has been caramelizing
we have been caramelizing
you have been caramelizing
they have been caramelizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been caramelizing
you will have been caramelizing
he/she/it will have been caramelizing
we will have been caramelizing
you will have been caramelizing
they will have been caramelizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been caramelizing
you had been caramelizing
he/she/it had been caramelizing
we had been caramelizing
you had been caramelizing
they had been caramelizing
Conditional
I would caramelize
you would caramelize
he/she/it would caramelize
we would caramelize
you would caramelize
they would caramelize
Past Conditional
I would have caramelized
you would have caramelized
he/she/it would have caramelized
we would have caramelized
you would have caramelized
they would have caramelized

caramelize

To heat sugar or foods containing sugar until the sugar melts and turns brown.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.caramelize - be converted into caramel; "The sugar caramelized"
cookery, cooking, preparation - the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat; "cooking can be a great art"; "people are needed who have experience in cookery"; "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"
convert - change in nature, purpose, or function; undergo a chemical change; "The substance converts to an acid"
2.caramelize - convert to caramel
cookery, cooking, preparation - the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat; "cooking can be a great art"; "people are needed who have experience in cookery"; "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"
convert - change the nature, purpose, or function of something; "convert lead into gold"; "convert hotels into jails"; "convert slaves to laborers"
Translations

caramelize

[ˈkærəməlaɪz]
B. VIcaramelizarse, acaramelarse
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Only sugar and heat need be present to caramelize a food.
Sweet onions such as Vidalia and Oso will caramelize a little faster, but all onions will eventually turn brown and take on a deep, rich flavor that enhances a variety of dishes (see box below).