(?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Parboiled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Parboiling.] [OE. parboilen, OF. parbouillir to cook well; par through (see Par) + bouillir to boil, L. bullire. The sense has been influenced by E. part. See 1st Boil.] 1. To boil or cook thoroughly. [Obs.] B. Jonson.
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2. To boil in part; to cook partially by boiling.
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3. Hence: (Fig.) To do (something) only part way, or incompletely. Also used intransitively.


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