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 for Bake
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bake \Bake\, v. i.
     1. To do the work of baking something; as, she brews, washes,
        and bakes. --Shak.
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     2. To be baked; to become dry and hard in heat; as, the bread
        bakes; the ground bakes in the hot sun.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bake \Bake\, n.
     The process, or result, of baking.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bake \Bake\ (b[=a]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Baked (b[=a]kt); p.
     pr. & vb. n. Baking.] [AS. bacan; akin to D. bakken, OHG.
     bacchan, G. backen, Icel. & Sw. baka, Dan. bage, Gr. fw`gein
     to roast.]
     1. To prepare, as food, by cooking in a dry heat, either in
        an oven or under coals, or on heated stone or metal; as,
        to bake bread, meat, apples.
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     Note: Baking is the term usually applied to that method of
           cooking which exhausts the moisture in food more than
           roasting or broiling; but the distinction of meaning
           between roasting and baking is not always observed.
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     2. To dry or harden (anything) by subjecting to heat, as, to
        bake bricks; the sun bakes the ground.
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     3. To harden by cold.
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              The earth . . . is baked with frost.  --Shak.
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              They bake their sides upon the cold, hard stone.
                                                    --Spenser.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  bake
      v 1: cook and make edible by putting in a hot oven; "bake the
           potatoes"
      2: prepare with dry heat in an oven; "bake a cake"
      3: heat by a natural force; "The sun broils the valley in the
         summer" [syn: broil, bake]
      4: be very hot, due to hot weather or exposure to the sun; "The
         town was broiling in the sun"; "the tourists were baking in
         the heat" [syn: bake, broil]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  104 Moby Thesaurus words for "bake":
     air-dry, anhydrate, barbecue, baste, be in heat, blanch, blaze,
     bloom, blot, boil, braise, brew, broil, brown, brush, burn, choke,
     coddle, combust, cook, cure, curry, dehumidify, dehydrate,
     desiccate, devil, do, do to perfection, drain, dry, evaporate,
     exsiccate, fire, flame, flame up, flare, flare up, flicker, flush,
     fricassee, frizz, frizzle, fry, gasp, glaze, glow, griddle, grill,
     heat, incandesce, insolate, kiln, melt, mold, mummify, oven-bake,
     pan, pan-broil, pant, parboil, parch, poach, pot, prepare,
     prepare food, radiate heat, roast, rub, saute, scald, scallop,
     scorch, sear, seethe, shape, shimmer with heat, shirr, shrivel,
     simmer, smoke, smolder, smother, soak up, spark, sponge, steam,
     stew, stifle, stir-fry, suffocate, sun, sun-dry, swab, sweat,
     swelter, throw, toast, torrefy, towel, turn a pot, weazen, wipe,
     wither, wizen
  
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Bake
     The duty of preparing bread was usually, in ancient times,
     committed to the females or the slaves of the family (Gen. 18:6;
     Lev. 26:26; 1 Sam. 8:13); but at a later period we find a class
     of public bakers mentioned (Hos. 7:4, 6; Jer. 37:21).
     
       The bread was generally in the form of long or round cakes
     (Ex. 29:23; 1 Sam. 2:36), of a thinness that rendered them
     easily broken (Isa. 58:7; Matt. 14:19; 26:26; Acts 20:11).
     Common ovens were generally used; at other times a jar was
     half-filled with hot pebbles, and the dough was spread over
     them. Hence we read of "cakes baken on the coals" (1 Kings
     19:6), and "baken in the oven" (Lev. 2:4). (See BREAD.)
     

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