Definition of caramelize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    caramelize

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈkærəməˌlaɪz//
     
    , NAmE//ˈkɑrməˌlaɪz//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they caramelize
     
    he / she / it caramelizes
     
    past simple caramelized
     
    -ing form caramelizing
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] (of sugar) to turn into caramel
  2. 2 [transitive] caramelize something to cook something slowly for a long time so that it gets very sweet, thick, and brown
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