transitive verb Date: 1926 to cook partially or entirely before final cooking or reheating

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  • precook — [prē kook′] vt. to cook partially or completely, for final preparation at a later time …   English World dictionary

  • precook — cook in advance. * * * precook pre A. 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • precook — precooker, n. /pree kook /, v.t. to cook (food) partly or completely beforehand, so that it may be cooked or warmed and served quickly at a later time. [1945 50; PRE + COOK1] * * * …   Universalium

  • precook — verb to partially or completely cook in advance …   Wiktionary

  • precook — pre·cook || ‚prɪː kÊŠk v. cook beforehand, cook in advance …   English contemporary dictionary

  • precook — verb cook in advance …   English new terms dictionary

  • precook — pre·cook …   English syllables

  • precook — See: precooked …   English dictionary

  • precook — pre•cook [[t]priˈkʊk[/t]] v. t. to cook (food) partly or completely beforehand, esp. to facilitate preparation before serving • Etymology: 1945–50 pre•cook′er, n …   From formal English to slang

  • precooked — UK [ˌpriːˈkʊkt] / US [ˌprɪˈkʊkt] adjective precooked food has been cooked or partly cooked so that it can be heated and eaten at a later time Derived word: precook verb transitive Word forms precook : present tense I/you/we/they precook he/she/it …   English dictionary

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