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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Roast  \Roast\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Roasted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Roasting}.]  [OE.  rosten,  OF  rostir,  F.  r[^o]tir;  of  German 
  origin;  cf  OHG.  r[=o]sten,  G.  r["o]sten,  fr  OHG.  r[=o]st, 
  r[=o]sta,  gridiron,  G.  rost;  cf  AS  hyrstan  to  roast.] 
  1.  To  cook  by  exposure  to  radiant  heat  before  a  fire;  as  to 
  roast  meat  on  a  spit,  or  in  an  oven  open  toward  the  fire 
  and  having  reflecting  surfaces  within;  also  to  cook  in  a 
  close  oven. 
  2.  To  cook  by  surrounding  with  hot  embers,  ashes,  sand,  etc.; 
  as  to  roast  a  potato  in  ashes. 
  In  eggs  boiled  and  roasted  there  is  scarce 
  difference  to  be  discerned.  --BAcon. 
  3.  To  dry  and  parch  by  exposure  to  heat;  as  to  roast  coffee; 
  to  roast  chestnuts,  or  peanuts. 
  4.  Hence  to  heat  to  excess;  to  heat  violently;  to  burn. 
  ``Roasted  in  wrath  and  fire.''  --Shak. 
  5.  (Metal.)  To  dissipate  by  heat  the  volatile  parts  of  as 
  6.  To  banter  severely.  [Colloq.]  --Atterbury. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Roasting  \Roast"ing\, 
  a.  &  n.,  from  {Roast},  v. 
  {Roasting  ear},  an  ear  of  Indian  corn  at  that  stage  of 
  development  when  it  is  fit  to  be  eaten  roasted. 
  {Roasting  jack},  a  machine  for  turning  a  spit  on  which  meat 
  is  roasted. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  cooking  (meat)  by  dry  heat  in  an  oven  (usually  with  fat 

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