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tr. & intr.v. crisp·ened, crisp·en·ing, crisp·ens
To make or become crisp; crisp.


to make or become crisp


(ˈkrɪs pən)

v.t., v.i.
to make or become crisp.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.crispen - make brown and crisp by heatingcrispen - make brown and crisp by heating; "toast bread"; "crisp potatoes"
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"
heat, heat up - make hot or hotter; "the sun heats the oceans"; "heat the water on the stove"

crispen (up)

vt sep breadaufbacken; blouse etcauffrischen
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Stuart also devoured a creme brulee, sharp and crispened brown sugar on top, sprinkled with meringue and with the rich, smooth custard underneath served at room temperature, just as it should always be.
The music festival ended, the leaves crispened, the nights were longer and chillier.
Any dish can be crispened further by topping with grated cheese as mature cheddar or parmesan and breadcrumbs drizzled with oil.