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English definition of “caramelize”

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
(Definition of caramelize from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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