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Definition of parboil verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

parboil

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈpɑːbɔɪl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːrbɔɪl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they parboil
BrE BrE//ˈpɑːbɔɪl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːrbɔɪl//
 
he / she / it parboils
BrE BrE//ˈpɑːbɔɪlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːrbɔɪlz//
 
past simple parboiled
BrE BrE//ˈpɑːbɔɪld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːrbɔɪld//
 
past participle parboiled
BrE BrE//ˈpɑːbɔɪld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːrbɔɪld//
 
-ing form parboiling
BrE BrE//ˈpɑːbɔɪlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɑːrbɔɪlɪŋ//
 
Ways of cooking
 
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parboil something to boil food, especially vegetables, until it is partly cooked See related entries: Ways of cooking Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French parbouillir, from late Latin perbullire ‘boil thoroughly’, from Latin per- ‘through, thoroughly’ (later confused with part) + bullire ‘to boil’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: parboil