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cooking

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈkʊkɪŋ/
ACTIVITY A2 the activity of preparing or cooking food: I do most of the cooking.Preparing food using heatPreparing food
FOOD A2 a style of preparing food: vegetarian/French cookingPreparing food using heatPreparing foodPreparing foodPreparing food using heat
cooking adjective [always before noun] suitable to cook with: cooking oil/applesPreparing food using heatPreparing food
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…
(Definition of cooking from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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