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candy

can·dy

candy

 
pronunciation:
kaen di
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
inflections: candies
definition: a confection made with sugar or other sweetener, usu. with flavorings such as chocolate or peppermint and fillings such as nuts.
 
synonyms:
confection, confectionary, sweet, sweetmeat
similar words:
bonbon, comfit, fondant
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: candied, candies, candying
definition 1: to cook in sugar syrup or otherwise prepare so as to coat with sugar crystals or glaze.
similar words:
crystallize, glaze, honey, sugar, sugarcoat, sweeten
definition 2: to cook (a substance) until sugar crystals form.
similar words:
crystallize
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to become coated with sugar.
similar words:
glaze, sweeten
definition 2: to become crystallized into sugar.
synonyms:
crystallize, sugar
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