Definitions

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  • v. To become reduced (to the most central elements or ingredients: to the essence, core, or implication for action).
  • v. To reduce (to the most central elements or ingredients: to the essence, core, or implication for action).
  • v. Used other than as an idiom: see boil,‎ down.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. be cooked until very little liquid is left
  • v. cook until very little liquid is left
  • v. be the essential element

Etymologies

As an allusion to the technique of reduction or decreasing liquid content of food by boiling much of its water off. (Wiktionary)

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