bakePronunciation: (bāk), [key]
—v., baked, bak•ing,
to cook by dry heat in an oven or on heated metal or stones.
to harden by heat: to bake pottery in a kiln.
to dry by, or subject to heat: The sun baked the land.
to bake bread, a casserole, etc.
to become baked: The cake will bake in about half an hour.
to be subjected to heat: The lizard baked on the hot rocks.
a social occasion at which the chief food is baked.
cracker (def. 1).
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