Definition of deglaze in English:


Syllabification: de·glaze
Pronunciation: /dēˈglāz


[with object]
  • Dilute meat sediments in (a pan) in order to make a gravy or sauce, typically using wine: deglaze the pan with the white wine
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    • He says he made a little talapia with a tomatillo sauce, deglazed the pan with a little Mexican beer, hit it with some cilantro and and a little jalapeno in there.
    • Use herb vinegar in salad dressings, marinades, or to deglaze pans.
    • Take the excess oil out of the skillet and deglaze the pan with red wine.


late 19th century: from French déglacer.

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