- to convert or be converted into caramel.
Also especially British, car·a·mel·ise.
Origin of caramelize
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Caramelize one cup of the sugar and add two cups of water to dissolve.
Caramelize half the sugar and add to it the 1/2 cupful of boiling water.
Caramelize 1/2 cupful of the sugar, add the water, and cook until the caramel has dissolved.
When all the water has boiled away, the sugar begins to caramelize or become brown, and develops a characteristic flavor.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 1
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Caramelize the sugar, add the hot water and pour over the softened gelatin.
- to convert or be converted into caramel
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Word Origin and History for caramelize
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