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boil

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verb \ˈbȯi(-ə)l\

Simple Definition of boil

  • : to become so hot that bubbles are formed in a liquid and rise to the top

  • : to heat (a liquid or a container with liquid in it) so that bubbles are formed and rise to the top

  • : to cook (something) in water that is boiling

Full Definition of boil

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to come to the boiling point b :  to generate bubbles of vapor when heated —used of a liquid c :  to cook in boiling water

  3. 2 :  to become agitated :  seethe

  4. 3 :  to be moved, excited, or stirred up

  5. 4 a :  to rush headlong b :  to burst forth

  6. 5 :  to undergo the action of a boiling liquid

  7. transitive verb
  8. 1 :  to subject to the action of a boiling liquid

  9. 2 :  to heat to the boiling point

  10. 3 :  to form or separate (as sugar or salt) by boiling

boil·able play \ˈbȯi-lə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of boil

  1. Keep the temperature low enough so the mixture will not boil.

  2. a pot of boiling water

  3. french fries cooked in boiling oil



Origin of boil

Middle English, from Anglo-French buillir, boillir, from Latin bullire to bubble, from bulla bubble


First Known Use: 13th century


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boil

noun

Definition of boil

  1. :  a localized swelling and inflammation of the skin resulting from infection of a hair follicle and adjacent tissue, having a hard central core, and forming pus



Origin of boil

Middle English, alteration of bile, from Old English bȳl; akin to Old High German pūlla bladder


First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with boil


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boil

noun

Definition of boil

  1. 1 :  the act or state of boiling

  2. 2 :  a swirling upheaval (as of water)

  3. 3 :  a boiled dish of seafood, vegetables, and seasonings <a crab boil>; also :  a gathering at which this dish is served



15th Century

First Known Use of boil

15th century

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Medical Dictionary

boil

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noun \ˈbȯi(ə)l\

Medical Definition of boil

  1. :  a localized swelling and inflammation of the skin resulting from usually bacterial infection of a hair follicle and adjacent tissue, having a hard central core, and forming pus—called also furuncle






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