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Definitions of boil

  1. be agitated; of liquids Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the temperature at which a liquid boils at sea level; "the brought to water to a boil" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a painful sore with a hard pus-filled core Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. cook in boiling liquid; "boil potatoes" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. bring to, or maintain at, the boiling point, as of water and other liquids; "boil this liquid until it evaporates" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. come to the boiling point and change from a liquid to vapor; "Water boils at 100 degrees Celsius" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. have violent emotions, such as anger or frustration Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. bring to, or maintain at, the boiling point; "boil this liquid until it evaporates" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9. be in an agitated emotional state; "The customer was seething with anger" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  10. be agitated; "the sea was churning in the storm" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  11. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To be agitated like boiling water, by any other cause than heat; to bubble; to effervesce; as, the boiling waves. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To pass from a liquid to an aeriform state or vapor when heated; as, the water boils away. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To be moved or excited with passion; to be hot or fervid; as, his blood boils with anger. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To be in boiling water, as in cooking; as, the potatoes are boiling. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To heat to the boiling point, or so as to cause ebullition; as, to boil water. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To form, or separate, by boiling or evaporation; as, to boil sugar or salt. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. To steep or soak in warm water. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. Act or state of boiling. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. To bubble through the action of heat; in case of liquid, to become so hot that the liquid begins to turn into gas; be cooked in water; to seethe with an agitation like boiling; as, the swollen river boiled and swiried; be excited by passion and anger; as, his blood boiled. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  23. To heat to the boiling point; cause to bubble by heat; to cook in a boiling liquid. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  24. An inflamed, festering, and painful tumor in the skin, with a central core. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  25. Rounded inflammation skin, containing pus. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  26. To bubble up from the action of heat: to be hot: to be excited or agitated,-v. t. to heat to a boiling state: to cook or dress by boiling. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  27. An inflamed swelling or tumor. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  28. An inflamed swelling on the skin. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  29. To bubble from heat; to be agitated. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  30. To heat to a boiling state; cook in a boiling liquid. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  31. To bring or come to the boiling - point; cook, affect, or produce by boiling; bubble up; be agitated. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  32. A painful tumor in the skin. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  33. The act or state of boiling. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  34. An immersion in boiling water. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  35. An inflamed tumour. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  36. To heat to a boiling state; to cook by boiling; to subject to heat in a boiling liquid. To boil away, to evaporate by boiling. To boil down, to reduce by boiling; to abridge. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  37. To be agitated by action of heat; to be agitated from any other cause, as waves; to be cooked by boiling; to be agitated with passion. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  38. To swell; to heave; to bubble as water by heat; to be agitated or moved violently by any cause; to dress or cook in water. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  39. A tumour upon the flesh; a sore inflamed swelling. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  40. (rendered "botch" in Deuteronomy 28:27 Deuteronomy 28:35 ), an aggravated ulcer, as in the case of Hezekiah ( 2 Kings 20:7 ; Isaiah 38:21 ) or of the Egyptians ( Exodus 9:9 Exodus 9:10 Exodus 9:11 ; Deuteronomy 28:27 Deuteronomy 28:35 ). It designates the disease of ( Job 2:7 ), which was probably the black leprosy. biblestudytools.com
  41. To pass from a liquid to an aas, the water boils away. dictgcide_fs
  42. boil, v.i. to bubble up from the action of heat: to be hot: to be excited or agitated.--v.t. to heat to a boiling state: to cook or dress by boiling.--ns. BOIL'ER, one who boils: that in which anything is boiled: a vessel in which steam, usually for a steam-engine, is generated: a vessel for heating water for baths, &c.; BOIL'ING, the bubbling up of any liquid by the application of heat: the act of dressing food by boiling water.--adj. bubbling: swelling with heat or passion.--n. BOIL'ING-POINT, the temperature at which liquids begin to boil under heat.--TO BOIL DOWN, to reduce in bulk by boiling, to extract the substance of, to epitomise; TO BOIL OVER, to bubble over the sides of the containing vessel, to break out into unrestrained indignation. [O. Fr. boillir--L. bull[=i]re--bulla, a bubble.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  43. boil, n. an inflamed swelling or tumour. [A.S. býl; Ger. beule.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  44. Furunculus-b. Blind, see Furunculus-b. Gum, Parulis-b. Malignant, see Furunculus-b. Wasp's nest, see Furunculus. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  45. Hard inflamed suppurating tumour. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  46. Bubble up, undulate, (of liquid at the heat that converts it to gas; also of containing vessel); b. over (of liquid or vessel), overflow or be overflowed thus; seethe, be agitated, like boiling water or its vessel (of sea &c., feelings, feeling person); bring (liquid, vessel) to heat at which it boils; subject to heat of boiling water, cook thus; undergo cookery by boiling; b. down, away, reduce, convert to vapour, by boiling; keep the pot boiling, get a living; blood boils, with indignation. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  47. =boiling, boiling-point, (esp. on, at, to, the b.). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  48. (United States slang), cotton or linen shirt with starched front. boiling hot, boiling, (colloq.) very hot. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  49. See Furuncle, Aleppo boil. American pocket medical dictionary.
  50. A circumscribed, acute, suppurative inflammation of the skin, or of the subcutaneous tissue, forming a hard, rounded or conical, sensitive, and painful swelling, usually attended with the formation and discharge of a central slough called the "core." See also furuncle. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  51. n. [Anglo-Saxon] A hard, inflamed tumour which commonly suppurates. Cabinet Dictionary

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