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caramelize

[kar-uh-muh-lahyz, kahr-muh-] /ˈkær ə məˌlaɪz, ˈkɑr mə-/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), caramelized, caramelizing.
1.
to convert or be converted into caramel.
Also, especially British, caramelise.
Origin
1720-1730
1720-30; caramel + -ize
Related forms
caramelization, noun
uncaramelized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for caramelise

caramelize

/ˈkærəməˌlaɪz/
verb
1.
to convert or be converted into caramel
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Word Origin and History for caramelise

caramelize

v.

1837, from caramel + -ize. Earlier was past participle adjective carameled (1727). Related: Caramelized; caramelizing.

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