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cooking

noun [U] uk   /ˈkʊk.ɪŋ/ us  
A2 the activity of preparing or cooking food: My mother always hated cooking. Who does the cooking in your house? I love my dad's cooking (= the food that he cooks).
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cooking

adjective [before noun] uk   /ˈkʊk.ɪŋ/ us  
suitable for cooking with: cooking apples cooking oil
Translations of “cooking”
in Korean 요리…
in Arabic طَبْخ…
in Portuguese arte culinária, cozinha…
in Catalan cuina…
in Japanese 料理(法)…
in Italian il cucinare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 烹飪,做飯…
in Russian готовка, приготовление пищи, кухня…
in Turkish yemek pişirme, yemek pişirme tarzı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 烹饪,做饭…
in Polish gotowanie, kuchnia…
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