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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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Reduce cooking to low heat and continue flipping the steaks for even cooking and desired doneness, using the timing suggestions in the chart on the guide.
Marvin explains that he used to doubt a steak's doneness as well, He says, "Like others, I used to doubt this doneness, so when I used to go to a steakhouse here in the country, I would under request my steak's doneness.
Place on a broiler pan or grill pan; broil (top rack) for about 4 minutes for medium-rare, or longer for the degree of doneness you like.
All you need to do is: select your meat, its thickness, doneness level.
While poultry is safe at 165 degrees F, it may be necessary to cook it to a higher temperature to reach a satisfactory level of - doneness.
To test for doneness without a thermometer, pierce the gammon with a skewer - it should feel tender as the skewer goes into the meat.
in the oven, and cook to medium doneness, about 1 hour to 1
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.
Spread the vegetables on a baking sheet, drizzle with a bit of olive oil, sprinkle with kosher salt, and roast at 350[degrees] F for about 10-15 minutes, or until 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.
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.