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seasoning




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seasoning
     1. n. (cooking) Something used to add taste or flavour to food, such as a condiment, herb or spice.
     2. n. A coat of burnt soot inside a cooking vessel, which has formed over repeated use, and which renders the surface non sticking.
     3. n. (archaic) An alcoholic intoxication.
           Some of our gentlemen officers, happening to stop at a tavern, or rather a sort of grogshop, took such a seasoning that two or three of them became “quite frisky.”
season
     1. n. Each of the four divisions of a year: spring, summer, autumn (fall) and winter
     2. n. A part of a year when something particular happens
           mating season
           the rainy season
           the football season
     3. n. (obsolete) That which gives relish; seasoning.
     4. n. (cricket) The period over which a series of Test matches are played.
     5. n. (North America, broadcasting) A group of episodes of a television or radio program broadcast in regular intervals with a long break between each group, usually with one year between the beginning of e
           The third season of “Friends” aired from 1996 to 1997.
     6. n. (obsolete) An extended, undefined period of time.
     7. v. To flavour food with spices, herbs or salt.
     8. v. To make fit for any use by time or habit; to habituate; to accustom; to inure
           to season oneself to a climate
     9. v. Hence, to prepare by drying or hardening, or removal of natural juices
           The timber needs to be seasoned.
     10. v. (intransitive) To become mature; to grow fit for use; to become adapted to a climate.
     11. v. (intransitive) To become dry and hard, by the escape of the natural juices, or by being penetrated with other substance
           The wood has seasoned in the sun.
     12. v. (obsolete) To copulate with; to impregnate.

Example Sentences

Check the seasoning, salt to taste, then add the herbs. 
Add the remaining rice seasoning, cook for a minute, then add the garlic and prawns. 
Add a heaped teaspoon of rice seasoning, stir and cook for a minute. 
In a bowl, toss the onion quarters in the tablespoon of oil, vinegar, thyme and seasoning, heat a frying pan and, when it's hot, throw in the onions and brown all over. 

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