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Definition of caramelize verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , 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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