Definition of double boiler in English:

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double boiler

Pronunciation: /ˈdəbəl ˈboilər/


A saucepan with a detachable upper compartment heated by boiling water in the lower one.
Example sentences
  • Melt 1/2 cup of chocolate in a double boiler over simmering water.
  • Transfer mixture to the top of a double boiler, add water to bottom part and bring to simmer.
  • Combine condensed soup and water in a double boiler.

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Syllabification: dou·ble boil·er

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