Bake

Definition of Bake

Pronunciation: bāk
v. t.1.To prepare, as food, by cooking in a dry heat, either in an oven or under coals, or on heated stone or metal; as, to bake bread, meat, apples.
[imp. & p. p. Baked (bākt); p. pr. & vb. n. Baking.]
2.To dry or harden (anything) by subjecting to heat, as, to bake bricks; the sun bakes the ground.
3.To harden by cold.
The earth . . . is baked with frost.
- Shak.
They bake their sides upon the cold, hard stone.
- Spenser.
v. i.1.To do the work of baking something; as, she brews, washes, and bakes.
2.To be baked; to become dry and hard in heat; as, the bread bakes; the ground bakes in the hot sun.
n.1.The process, or result, of baking.

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