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  Definition of boil
  1. the temperature at which a liquid boils at sea level; "the brought to water to a boil"
  2. a painful sore with a hard pus-filled core
  3. cook in boiling liquid; "boil potatoes"
  4. bring to, or maintain at, the boiling point; "boil this liquid until it evaporates"
  5. come to the boiling point and change from a liquid to vapor; "Water boils at 100 degrees Celsius"
  6. be in an agitated emotional state; "The customer was seething with anger"
  7. be agitated; "the sea was churning in the storm"
Similar Words: boiling point, furuncle, seethe, churn, moil, roil

 

Hyponyms: gumboil, overboil, simmer, decoct, boil over, bubble over, overflow, spill over, ferment, sizzle, seethe, roll

 

Derivational Morphology: boiling point, kettle, boiler, steam boiler

 

Language Translations:
Afrikaans: kook   Chinese: 煮沸  
Dutch: koken   Finnish: kiehuttaa  
French: faire bouillir   German: sieden  
Greek: βράσει   Hebrew: להרתיח  
Italian: bollire   Japanese: 沸かす  
Portuguese: ferver   Russian: кипятить  
Spanish: hervir   Swedish: koka  
 
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