I. verb (simmered; simmering) Etymology: alteration of English dialect simper, from Middle English simperen, of imitative origin Date: 1653 intransitive verb 1. to stew gently below or just at the boiling point 2. a. to be in a state of incipient development ; ferment <
ideas simmering in the back of my mind
b. to be in inward turmoil ; seethe transitive verb to cook slowly in a liquid just below the boiling point II. noun Date: 1809 the state of simmering

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