adjective \ˈbi(-ə)-liŋ\

: very hot

Full Definition of BOILING

a :  heated to the boiling point
b :  torrid <a boiling sun>
:  intensely agitated <a boiling sea> <boiling with anger>

Examples of BOILING

  1. I'm boiling in this suit.
  2. It is boiling in here.

First Known Use of BOILING

14th century



: very or extremely

Full Definition of BOILING

:  to an extreme degree :  very <boiling mad> <boiling hot>

Examples of BOILING

  1. The sun was boiling hot.
  2. He is boiling mad at how he was treated.

First Known Use of BOILING


Rhymes with BOILING


   (Concise Encyclopedia)

Cooking of food by immersion in water, stock, or other liquid heated to its boiling point. Boiling is used to cook meats, vegetables, and some grain foods (pasta, for example). Scalding, accomplished by heating to about 185 °F (85 °C), is commonly used to prepare milk to be used as an ingredient in various dishes. At just above the scalding temperature, fish and eggs may be poached. At the simmering point, just below that of boiling, soups, stews, and pot roasts may be prepared. Many foods, especially vegetables, are steamed in a rack placed above boiling water.


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