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    boil down

    boil down - Dictionary definition and meaning for word boil down

    Definition
    (verb) be the essential element
    Synonyms : come down , reduce
    Example Sentence
    • The proposal boils down to a compromise
    Definition
    (verb) be cooked until very little liquid is left
    Synonyms : concentrate , decoct , reduce
    Example Sentence
    • The sauce should reduce to one cup
    Definition
    (verb) cook until very little liquid is left
    Synonyms : concentrate , reduce
    Example Sentence
    • The cook reduced the sauce by boiling it for a long time
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