baste1 /beɪst/


I. verb [with obj.]

1. pour fat or juices over (meat) during cooking in order to keep it moist.

slip herbs under the skin and baste the chicken constantly.
(as noun basting)
keep any remaining sauce ready for basting.
II. derivatives

baster /ˈbeɪstə /

– origin late 15th cent.: of unknown origin.

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