verb. dissolve cooking juices or solid food in (a pan) by adding liquid and stirring.
1. Verb, base form Add a generous pouring of red wine to the pan and scrape it with a wooden spoon to deglaze it. 2. Verb, 3rd person singular present Remove the breasts and cover them loosely with aluminum foil, then deglaze the pan by pouring in 1/2 cup of light red wine or dry sherry.