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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.]
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]
to boil partially or briefly, as to facilitate further cooking.
Past participle: parboiled
To boil until partially cooked.
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|Verb||1.||parboil - 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"