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caramelize

[ kar-uh-muh-lahyz, kahr-muh- ]
/ ˈkær ə məˌlaɪz, ˈkɑr mə- /
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verb (used with or without object), car·a·mel·ized, car·a·mel·iz·ing.

to convert or be converted into caramel.

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Also especially British, car·a·mel·ise .

Origin of caramelize

First recorded in 1720–30; caramel + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM caramelize

car·a·mel·i·za·tion, nounun·car·a·mel·ized, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for caramelize

caramelize

caramelise

/ (ˈkærəməˌlaɪz) /

verb

to convert or be converted into caramel
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