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Past participle of do1.
1. Having been carried out or accomplished; finished: a done deed.
2. Cooked adequately.
3. Socially acceptable: Spitting on the street is just not done in polite society.
4. Informal Totally worn out; exhausted.
be done
To have finished something: Are you done with your homework yet? Are they done eating dinner?
done for Informal
Doomed to death or destruction.
done in
Informal Totally worn out; exhausted.

done′ness n.


the extent to which something is cooked sufficiently


(ˈdʌn nɪs)

the condition of being cooked to a desired degree.
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Roast in oven approximately 1 3/4 to 2 hours for medium rare or 2 1/4 to 2 1/2 hours for medium doneness.
Curry Quinoa Soup 1/4 cup quinoa 1 cup TVP chicken bits 1 cup dehydrated mushrooms 1 tablespoon dehydrated celery 1/2 cup dried apple dices 1 tablespoon chicken bouillon 1 tablespoon dehydrated onion 1 tablespoon dry milk 1 tablespoon curry powder 1 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon pepper Mix with 8 cups of water and cook for 30 minutes or until vegetables are to the desired doneness.
medium rare (135[degrees]F) to medium (150[degrees]F) doneness, basting
Grill the burgers over high heat for 1 to 2 minutes per side, or until well-seared, then either move the burgers to a cooler part of the grill or reduce the flame and cook to desired doneness.
Once boiling, reduce heat and simmer for around 10-15 mins, then test for doneness by inserting a knife - it should cut through the potatoes like soft butter.
Just as you've learned to judge the doneness of a grilled beef steak, you'll learn to recognize when it's time to turn your fish and whether it's done or not.
On days 0, 4 and 7, samples were cooked to a geometric center temperature of 60 C, simulating the rare degree of doneness, by pan-broiling, double pan-broiling or roasting.
Participants provided information about their meat intake, preferred cooking methods and doneness preferences.
Remove the foil, test for doneness using a sharp knife.
Begin checking for doneness after 3 1/2 hours of cooking time.
It can be programmed for eight entrees and for various levels of doneness.
The alphabetical entries range from the briefest of definitions to more detailed discussion of such topics as the varieties of chili pepper to degrees of doneness.