Definition of stewed in English:


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Pronunciation: /stjuːd


  • 1(Of food) cooked slowly in liquid in a closed dish or pan: stewed apple
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    • For dessert, many dishes include fried or stewed bananas.
    • Standard dishes such as stewed beef and home-style bean curd are frequently requested here.
    • This was served with a dish of stewed potatoes and turnips - a great complement to the flavorful meat, which was rosy and tender in places, wonderfully crispy and smoky in others.
  • 1.1British (Of tea) tasting strong and bitter because of prolonged brewing.
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    • It seems strange to me, a visitor, that the stewed tea, rigid morals and lurid wallpaper of Fifties England should jump cultures so easily, but why not?
    • They made contemptibly lukewarm, stewed tea, not the burning hot, intensely flavoured medicinal liquid that made you gasp as you sipped it.
    • They change to the colour of stewed tea to the point where you can't see the bottom in six inches of water.
  • 2 informal Drunk: we got stewed at their party [in combination]: the man was half-stewed

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