parboil


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par·boil

 (pär′boil′)
tr.v. par·boiled, par·boil·ing, par·boils
1. To cook partially by boiling for a brief period: parboiled and then sautéed the new potatoes.
2. To subject to intense, often uncomfortable heat.

[Middle English parboilen, to boil partly, to boil thoroughly (influenced by part, part), from Old French parboillir, to boil thoroughly, from Late Latin perbullīre : Latin per-, thoroughly; see per- + Latin bullīre, to boil.]

parboil

(ˈpɑːˌbɔɪl)
vb (tr)
1. (Cookery) to boil until partially cooked, often before further cooking
2. to subject to uncomfortable heat
[C15: from Old French parboillir, from Late Latin perbullīre to boil thoroughly (see per-, boil1); modern meaning due to confusion of par- with part]

par•boil

(ˈpɑrˌbɔɪl)

v.t.
to boil partially or briefly, as to facilitate further cooking.
[1400–50; late Middle English: to boil partly, (rarely) to boil fully < Middle French parboillir < Late Latin perbullīre to boil through and through (see per-, boil1); change of meaning by confusion of par- with part]

parboil


Past participle: parboiled
Gerund: parboiling

Imperative
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Present
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
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Present Perfect
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Past Continuous
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Past Perfect
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Future
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Future Perfect
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Future Continuous
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been parboiling
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Future Perfect Continuous
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been parboiling
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Conditional
I would parboil
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Past Conditional
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parboil

To boil until partially cooked.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.parboil - cook (vegetables) brieflyparboil - cook (vegetables) briefly; "Parboil the beans before freezing them"
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"
cook - transform and make suitable for consumption by heating; "These potatoes have to cook for 20 minutes"

parboil

verb
To cook (food) in liquid heated to the point of steaming:
Translations

parboil

[ˈpɑːbɔɪl] VTsancochar, cocer a medias

parboil

[ˌpɑːrˈbɔɪl] vtblanchir

parboil

parboil

[ˈpɑːˌbɔɪl] vtsbollentare
References in classic literature ?
There were no oars in the boat, but I contrived to paddle, as well as my parboiled hands would allow, down the river towards Halliford and Walton, going very tediously and continually looking behind me, as you may well under- stand.
They have a parboiled appearance, are afflicted with hang-nails, while the nails are broken and discoloured, and the edges of the quick seem to be assuming a fungoid sort of growth.
There are no estates to manage, no rents to return so much per cent upon in bad times (which is an extremely dear way of getting your name into the newspapers), no voters to become parboiled in hot water with, no agents to take the cream off the milk before it comes to table.
For the bhajis: Parboil the cauliflower for 4 mins in a pan of boiling water, then remove with a slotted spoon and cool slightly.
An Italian immigrant once told me that gardeners in the Liguria region parboil the buds and add them to crumbled sausage in a frying pan.
ALWAYS PARBOIL THE SPUDS Did you know that if you parboil or steam your roast potatoes before popping them in the oven, they'll soak up less oil and fat?
Parboil them for five minutes then put them on a tray with FryLight."
"You cut the quince in quarters like pears, parboil them and then fry slowly in butter; they were delicious and are used a lot in Middle Eastern cooking."
Parboil the potatoes in water and cut in half lengthways, drain well.
Parboil your potatoes for 8-10 minutes, drain and leave in pan with a tea towel over them to draw out the moisture.