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per-cŏquo , xi, ctum, 3, v. a., boil or cook thoroughly, boil soft.
II. Transf.
A. To heat: “umorem,Lucr. 6, 858: “terram,id. 5, 1254.—
B. To ripen: “mora percoquit uvas,Ov. R. Am. 83: “sol percoquit fructus,Sen. Ben. 7, 31, 3: “messem,Plin. Ep. 5, 6, 8.—
C. To scorch, to blacken by the heat of the sun: “nigra virum percocto saecla colore,Lucr. 6, 722.
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