simmer

simmer
simmer [sim′ər]
vi.
[earlier simper < LME simperen: orig. echoic]
1. to remain at or just below the boiling point, usually forming tiny bubbles with a low, murmuring sound
2. to be about to break out, as in anger, revolt, etc.
vt.
1. to keep (a liquid) at or just below the boiling point
2. to cook in such a liquid
n.
the state of simmering
SYN.- BOIL1
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simmer down
1. to condense by simmering, as a liquid
2. to become calm; cool off

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