caramelize

[kar-uh-muh-lahyz, kahr-muh-]
Also especially British, car·a·mel·ise.

Origin of caramelize

First recorded in 1720–30; caramel + -ize
Related formscar·a·mel·i·za·tion, nounun·car·a·mel·ized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for caramelize

caramelize

caramelise

verb
  1. to convert or be converted into caramel
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Word Origin and History for caramelize
v.

1837, from caramel + -ize. Earlier was past participle adjective carameled (1727). Related: Caramelized; caramelizing.

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