Definition of cooking in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkʊkɪŋ/


[mass noun]
1The practice or skill of preparing food by combining, mixing, and heating ingredients: he developed an interest in cooking
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  • In fact, any kind of preparation process, not just cooking, results in some loss of nutrients.
  • It is also important to bring some awareness into the process of cooking and eating and the effects that they can produce into our body.
  • No electricity means no heating, no cooking, no light, no TV and no computer.
1.1Food that has been prepared in a particular way: authentic Italian cooking
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  • While less creative or inspiring than French or Italian cuisine, German cooking regards itself as full of high-quality ingredients which are skilfully cooked.
  • Solomon Islanders do not use many spices in their cooking except for coconut milk.
  • New American cooking incorporates many ingredients from Mediterranean cuisines that are enhanced by modern Greek wines.
1.2 [as modifier] Suitable for or used in cooking: cooking chocolate
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  • In a heavy 10-inch skillet heat 1 tablespoon shortening or cooking oil over medium heat.
  • It doesn't matter if there isn't any cooking oil, and we cope without electricity for a few hours daily.
  • The items may be placed directly on the floor of the oven, in a clay cooking pot or on a flat stone.

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