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sous vide

 (so͞o vēd′)
The slow cooking of various ingredients in a sealed plastic pouch at a low temperature. This method cooks the food evenly and retains moisture.

[French, in a vacuum, vacuum-packed : sous, under + vide, vacuum.]

sous-vide′ adj.
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denoting a form of catering in which food is cooked slowly in a plastic bag, vacuum-packed, and then frozen until required
[French, literally: under vacuum]
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