Definition of Overcook

1. Verb. Cook too long. "The chefs overcook the vegetables"; "The vegetables were completely overcooked"

Generic synonyms: Cook



Definition of Overcook

1. Verb. To cook for too long or at too high a temperature. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Overcook

1. to cook too long [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Overcook

overconsumes
overconsuming
overconsumption
overcontact
overcontribute
overcontributed
overcontributes
overcontributing
overcontribution
overcontributions
overcontrol
overcontrolled
overcontrolling
overcontrols
overconvergent
overcook (current term)
overcooked
overcooking
overcooks
overcool
overcooled
overcooling
overcools
overcorrect
overcorrected
overcorrecting
overcorrection
overcorrections
overcorrects
overcostly

Literary usage of Overcook

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1. An Introduction to Science by Bertha May Clark (1915)
"But it is possible to overcook plant foods; all of us, for example, are familiar with soggy, overdone, dark potatoes. When starch remains too long in hot ..."

2. The Popular Science Monthly (1884)
"Now leave one of them in the saucepan or steamer, and very much overcook it. Its floury character will have disappeared, it will have become soft and gummy. ..."

3. Report of the Secretary of Agriculture by United States Dept. of Agriculture (1863)
"But in eome other sections to continue the heat until the particles thus readily füll apart would be to overcook the curd and get too hard a cheese. ..."

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