Pronunciation: boil
v. i.1.To be agitated, or tumultuously moved, as a liquid by the generation and rising of bubbles of steam (or vapor), or of currents produced by heating it to the boiling point; to be in a state of ebullition; as, the water boils.
[imp. & p. p. Boiled (boild); p. pr. & vb. n. Boiling.]
2.To be agitated like boiling water, by any other cause than heat; to bubble; to effervesce; as, the boiling waves.
He maketh the deep to boil like a pot.
- Job xii. 31.
3.To pass from a liquid to an aëriform state or vapor when heated; as, the water boils away.
4.To be moved or excited with passion; to be hot or fervid; as, his blood boils with anger.
5.To be in boiling water, as in cooking; as, the potatoes are boiling.
To boil away
to vaporize; to evaporate or be evaporated by the action of heat.
To boil over
to run over the top of a vessel, as liquid when thrown into violent agitation by heat or other cause of effervescence; to be excited with ardor or passion so as to lose self-control.
v. t.1.To heat to the boiling point, or so as to cause ebullition; as, to boil water.
2.To form, or separate, by boiling or evaporation; as, to boil sugar or salt.
3.To subject to the action of heat in a boiling liquid so as to produce some specific effect, as cooking, cleansing, etc.; as, to boil meat; to boil clothes.
4.To steep or soak in warm water.
To boil down
to reduce in bulk by boiling; as, to boil down sap or sirup.
n.1.Act or state of boiling.
1.A hard, painful, inflamed tumor, which, on suppuration, discharges pus, mixed with blood, and discloses a small fibrous mass of dead tissue, called the core.
A blind boil
one that suppurates imperfectly, or fails to come to a head.
Delhi boil
(Med.) a peculiar affection of the skin, probably parasitic in origin, prevailing in India (as among the British troops) and especially at Delhi.
Noun1.boil - a painful sore with a hard pus-filled core
Synonyms: furuncle
2.boil - the temperature at which a liquid boils at sea level; "the brought to water to a boil"
Synonyms: boiling point
Verb1.boil - come to the boiling point and change from a liquid to vapor; "Water boils at 100 degrees Celsius"
freeze - change to ice; "The water in the bowl froze"
2.boil - cook in boiling liquid; "boil potatoes"
3.boil - bring to, or maintain at, the boiling point; "boil this liquid until it evaporates"
4.boil - be agitated; "the sea was churning in the storm"
Synonyms: roil, churn, moil
5.boil - be in an agitated emotional state; "The customer was seething with anger"
Synonyms: seethe
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