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2 definitions found
 for stewing
From 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]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  stewing
      n 1: an extreme state of worry and agitation; "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]

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