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Meaning of bake

bake

Pronunciation: (bāk), [key]
— v., n. baked, bak•ing,
—v.t.
  1. to cook by dry heat in an oven or on heated metal or stones.
  2. to harden by heat: to bake pottery in a kiln.
  3. to dry by, or subject to heat: The sun baked the land.
—v.i.
  1. to bake bread, a casserole, etc.
  2. to become baked: The cake will bake in about half an hour.
  3. to be subjected to heat: The lizard baked on the hot rocks.
—n.
  1. a social occasion at which the chief food is baked.
  2. cracker (def. 1).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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