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NOUN (2)

1. an extreme state of worry and agitation;
- Example: "his stewing over the fight kept him awake most of the night"

2. cooking in a liquid that has been brought to a boil;
[syn: boiling, stewing, simmering]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Stew \Stew\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stewed; p. pr. & vb. n. Stewing.] [OE. stuven, OF. estuver, F. ['e]tuver, fr. OF. estuve, F. ['e]tuve, a sweating house, a room heated for a bath; probably of Teutonic origin, and akin to E. stove. See Stove, and cf. Stive to stew.] To boil slowly, or with the simmering or moderate heat; to seethe; to cook in a little liquid, over a gentle fire, without boiling; as, to stew meat; to stew oysters; to stew apples. [1913 Webster]