1. [syn: boiling, stewing, simmering]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Simmer \Sim"mer\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Simmered; p. pr. & vb.
n. Simmering.] [Prov. E. also simper; -- an onomatopoetic
To boil gently, or with a gentle hissing; to begin to boil.
I simmer as liquor doth on the fire before it beginneth
to boil. --Palsgrave.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: cooking in a liquid that has been brought to a boil [syn:
boiling, stewing, simmering]