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simmer

[′sim·ər]
(engineering)
The detectable leakage of fluid in a safety valve below the popping pressure.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
References in classic literature ?
The whole great audience seethed and simmered like a boiling pot.
Without the tomatoes, the chicken was simmered with white wine, herbs and mushrooms, which are plentiful in the North.
Just as traditional but far easier to prepare is posole, the savory and hearty, rather soupy stew made from dried large white corn kernels simmered for hours.