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boil

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of boil

  1. a small, inflamed swelling of the skin <the dermatologist lanced the infected boil that had formed on the patient's neck> Synonyms pock, fester, hickey, papule, pimple, pustule, whelk, zit [slang]Related Words blackhead, blister, milium, whitehead; bump, lump, protuberance; sore, wart, weal, welt




boil

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of boil

  1. 1 to be excited or emotionally stirred up with anger <she was boiling at the thought of her so-called best friend trying to steal her boyfriend> Synonyms burn, foam, fume, rage, rankle, seethe, sizzle, steam, storm Related Words fulminate, rant, rave; smolder (or smoulder); bristle, flare (up), inflame (also enflame); chafe, fret, stew; agitate, convulse, roil, shake Phrases see red

  2. 2 to cook in a liquid heated to the point that it gives off steam <boil the potatoes until they are tender before you try to mash them> Synonyms coddle, parboil, poach, simmer, stew Related Words scald; braise, fricassee, pressure-cook, smother, steam; reboil

  3. 3 to be in a state of violent rolling motion <the sea boiled and frothed during the storm> Synonyms seethe, churn, moil, roilRelated Words reel, spin, swirl, whirl; agitate, stirNear Antonyms abate, calm, subside




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