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[blen-der] /ˈblɛn dər/
a person or thing that blends.
an electric culinary grinding and mixing appliance, consisting of a container with propellerlike blades at the bottom that are whirled by a high-speed motor to purée, chop, or mix foods.
Origin of blender
1870-75; blend + -er1 Unabridged
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  • Blend all pesto ingredients in a food processor or blender until smooth.
  • Skin four-five tomatoes and blend them in a blender.
  • The new gadget was even unceremoniously dumped into a blender to see if it could be turned into pulp.
  • It essentially throws books in a blender to see how the comparative phrases in different languages stick back together again.
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  • Blend using the immersion blender for about two minutes and set aside.
  • The blender and the food processor, on the other hand, come with no such guarantee.
  • Fruit can be chopped and thrown into a blender frozen for smoothies that don't need ice.
  • My fave no-worries dessert: skim ricotta cheese, sugar free jello chocolate pudding, mixed together with the hand blender.
British Dictionary definitions for blender


a person or thing that blends
Also called liquidizer. a kitchen appliance with blades used for puréeing vegetables, blending liquids, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for blender

person or thing that blends, 1872, agent noun from blend (v.). As a type of electric-powered food processor, from 1942.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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