Definition of simmer noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

simmer

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BrE BrE//ˈsɪmə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪmər//
 
 
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[singular] the state when something is almost boiling Bring the sauce to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes. Word Origin mid 17th cent.: alteration of dialect simper (in the same sense), perhaps imitative.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: simmer

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