stir-fried

[ stur-frahyd ]
/ ˈstɜrˌfraɪd /

adjective

(of food) prepared by cooking quickly in a small amount of oil over high heat: stir-fried shrimp and snow peas.

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Origin of stir-fried

First recorded in 1955–60

Definition for stir-fried (2 of 2)

stir-fry
[ stur-frahy ]
/ ˈstɜrˌfraɪ /

verb (used with object), stir-fried, stir-fry·ing.

to cook (food) quickly by cutting into small pieces and stirring constantly in a lightly oiled wok or frying pan over high heat: a common method of Chinese cookery.

noun

a dish of stir-fried meat, vegetables, etc.

adjective

stir-fried.

Origin of stir-fry

First recorded in 1955–60
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British Dictionary definitions for stir-fried

stir-fry
/ (ˈstɜːˈfraɪ) /

verb -fries, -frying or -fried

to cook (small pieces of meat, vegetables, etc) rapidly by stirring them in a wok or frying pan over a high heat: used esp for Chinese food

noun plural -fries

a dish cooked in this way
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