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caramelize

verb uk ( UK usually caramelise)   /ˈkær.ə.məl.aɪz/ us    /ˈkɑːr.məl-/ /ˈker.ə-/
[I] If sugar caramelizes, it turns into caramel. [T] to cook a food with sugar so that the food becomes sweet and often brown: caramelized onions/nuts
Translations of “caramelize”
in Chinese (Traditional) 變成焦糖, 使裹上焦糖…
in Chinese (Simplified) 变成焦糖, 使裹上焦糖…
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