flam·bé (fläm-bā, fläɴ-)
tr.v. flam·béed, flam·bé·ing, flam·bés
To drench with a liquor, such as brandy, and ignite: flambéed the steak at the table.
Served flaming in ignited liquor: steak flambé.
[From French, past participle of flamber, to flame, from Old French, from flambe, flame; see FLAME.]
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