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[pree-koo k]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to cook (food) partly or completely beforehand, so that it may be cooked or warmed and served quickly at a later time.
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Origin of precook

First recorded in 1945–50; pre- + cook1
Related formspre·cook·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for precook


verb (tr)
  1. to cook (food) beforehand
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