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 for Cooking
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  cooking \cooking\ n.
     1. the practice or manner of preparing food or the food so
        prepared; cookery.
  
     Syn: cookery, cuisine, culinary art.
          [WordNet 1.5]
  
     2. the act of preparing something (as food) by the
        application of heat.
        [WordNet 1.5]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cook \Cook\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cooked (k[oo^]kt); p. pr &
     vb. n. Cooking.]
     1. To prepare, as food, by boiling, roasting, baking,
        broiling, etc.; to make suitable for eating, by the agency
        of fire or heat.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To concoct or prepare; hence, to tamper with or alter; to
        garble; -- often with up; as, to cook up a story; to cook
        an account. [Colloq.]
        [1913 Webster]
  
              They all of them receive the same advices from
              abroad, and very often in the same words; but their
              way of cooking it is so different.    --Addison.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  cooking
      n 1: the act of preparing something (as food) by the application
           of heat; "cooking can be a great art"; "people are needed
           who have experience in cookery"; "he left the preparation
           of meals to his wife" [syn: cooking, cookery,
           preparation]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  23 Moby Thesaurus words for "cooking":
     a la mode, calefaction, dielectric heating, electric heating,
     electronic heating, furnace heating, gas heating, heat exchange,
     heating, hot-air heating, increase of temperature,
     induction heating, insolation, oil heating, panel heating,
     radiant heating, recalescence, steam heating, stroganoff,
     superheating, tepefaction, torrefaction, warming
  
  

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