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purée

verb [T] uk   /ˈpjʊə.reɪ/ us    /ˌpjʊˈreɪ/ ( past tense and past participle puréeing)
to make fruit or vegetables into a thick, smooth sauce by crushing them, usually in a machine: Purée the strawberries in the liquidizer and add the lightly whipped cream. The first solid food she gave her baby was puréed carrot.

purée

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈpjʊə.reɪ/ us    /ˌpjʊˈreɪ/
a thick, smooth sauce made by crushing fruit or vegetables: apple purée Add two tablespoonsful of tomato purée.
Translations of “purée”
in Spanish puré…
in French purée…
in German das Püree…
in Chinese (Traditional) 把(水果或蔬菜)壓(或碾)成泥…
in Chinese (Simplified) 把(水果或蔬菜)压(或碾)成泥…
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