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tr. & intr.v. crisp·ened, crisp·en·ing, crisp·ens
To make or become crisp; crisp.
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to make or become crisp
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(ˈkrɪs pən)

v.t., v.i.
to make or become crisp.
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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"
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crispen (up)

vt sep breadaufbacken; blouse etcauffrischen
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When asked how long they thought the path toward a legal recreational market would take and whether the Canadian experience was crucial to the UK, Crispen Blunt replied, "lets see how the Canadian experience goes.
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Yvonne Vera's The Stone Virgins (2002), Christopher Mlalazi's Running with Mother (2012), Crispen Ndlovu's Guveya (2013), James Kilgore's We are all Zimbabwean Now (2011) and the poetry of John Eppel in the anthology Together: Stories and Poems (2011) are some literary works that offer graphic representations of this period which Mugabe defines as "a moment of madness" (Ellis 40).
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[1] Environmental Health and Surveillance Branch, Division of Toxicology and Human Health Sciences, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, CDC; [2] Cynthia Shaw Crispen Chair, ALS Research, Department of Neurology, Lexington, University of Kentucky; [3] person living with ALS; [4] Office of the Associate Director for Science, CDC; [5] Office of the Associate Director for Communication Science, CDC.
World Bank financial sector specialist, Crispen Mawadza, said that the bank is already providing technical support to the Zimbabwe central bank on the implementation of a credit and collateral registry.
Or, you can boil the peel for several minutes to make it softer, or throw it in the frying pan to crispen. If you want to get really creative, bake a banana peel in the oven for 20 minutes or so, or until it becomes dried out, then use it to make tea.