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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bake v. t. [imp. & p. p. Baked p. pr. & vb. n. Baking.]
 1. To prepare, as food, by cooking in a dry heat, either in an oven or under coals, or on heated stone or metal; as, to bake bread, meat, apples.
 Note:Baking is the term usually applied to that method of cooking which exhausts the moisture in food more than roasting or broiling; but the distinction of meaning between roasting and baking is not always observed.
 2. To dry or harden (anything) by subjecting to heat, as, to bake bricks; the sun bakes the ground.
 3. To harden by cold.
    The earth . . . is baked with frost.   --Shak.
    They bake their sides upon the cold, hard stone.   --Spenser.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: dried out by heat or excessive exposure to sunlight; "a vast
             desert all adust"; "land lying baked in the heat";
             "parched soil"; "the earth was scorched and bare";
             "sunbaked salt flats" [syn: adust, parched, scorched,
      2: (of bread and pastries) cooked by dry heat (as in an oven);
         "baked goods"
      3: hardened by subjecting to intense heat; "baked bricks";
         "burned bricks" [syn: burned, burnt]