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 (sto͞o, styo͞o)
v. stewed, stew·ing, stews
To cook (food) by simmering or boiling slowly.
1. To undergo cooking by boiling slowly or simmering.
2. Informal To suffer with oppressive heat or stuffy confinement; swelter.
3. Informal To be in a state of anxiety or agitation. See Synonyms at boil1.
a. A dish cooked by stewing, especially a mixture of meat or fish and vegetables with stock.
b. A mixture likened to this dish.
2. Informal Mental agitation: in a stew over the lost keys.
3. often stews Archaic A brothel.

[Middle English stewen, to bathe in a steam bath, stew, from Old French estuver, possibly from Vulgar Latin *extūpāre, *extūfāre, to bathe, evaporate : Latin ex-, ex- + Vulgar Latin *tūfus, hot vapor (from Greek tūphos, fever; see typhus).]

stew′y adj.


adj, stewier or stewiest
(Cookery) suitable for, resembling, or related to stew
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