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 for simmering
From 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.
     [1913 Webster]
           I simmer as liquor doth on the fire before it beginneth
           to boil.                                 --Palsgrave.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: cooking in a liquid that has been brought to a boil [syn:
           boiling, stewing, simmering]

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