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Definition of simmer
verb [no object]
(of water or food) stay just below the boiling point while being heated:the goulash was simmering slowly on the stove figurativethe disagreement simmered for years and eventually boiled over [with object] keep (food) just below boiling when cooking or heating it:simmer the sauce gently until thickened be in a state of suppressed anger or excitement:she was simmering with resentment
) become calmer and quieter.
noun [in singular]
a state or temperature just below the boiling point:bring the water to a simmer