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parboil

[ pahr-boil ]

verb (used with object)

  1. to boil partially or for a short time; precook.


parboil

/ ˈpɑːˌbɔɪl /

verb

  1. to boil until partially cooked, often before further cooking
  2. to subject to uncomfortable heat


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Word History and Origins

Origin of parboil1

1400–50; late Middle English parboylen to boil partly, (rarely) to boil fully < Middle French parboillir < Late Latin perbullīre to boil through and through ( per-, boil 1 ); change of meaning by confusion of par- with part

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Word History and Origins

Origin of parboil1

C15: from Old French parboillir, from Late Latin perbullīre to boil thoroughly (see per- , boil 1); modern meaning due to confusion of par- with part

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Example Sentences

Place the parboiled potatoes on the grill and cook for about ten minutes on each side, until slightly charred.

Then put them to cook in boiling water for 20 minutes in order to parboil them, after which place them in cold water again.

To prepare creamed sweetbreads, parboil them and then separate them into small pieces with a fork or cut them into cubes.

In order to broil sweetbreads, first parboil them in the manner just explained.

To prepare the sweetbreads, parboil them according to the directions given in Art. 17.

Parboil the liver, gizzard, and heart, cut them into pieces and add them to the chicken in the frying pan.

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