Sim"mer (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Simmered (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Simmering.] [Prov. E. also simper; -- an onomatopoetic word.]

To boil gently, or with a gentle hissing; to begin to boil.

I simmer as liquor doth on the fire before it beginneth to boil. Palsgrave.


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Sim"mer, v. t.

To cause to boil gently; to cook in liquid heated almost or just to the boiling point.


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