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roil


roil

verb

Definition of ROIL

1
to be in a state of violent rolling motion <the waters of the gulf tossed and roiled as the hurricane surged toward the shore>
Synonyms boil, churn, moil, roil
Related Words reel, spin, swirl, whirl; agitate, stir
Near Antonyms abate, calm, subside
2
to make angry <the clerk's brusque refusal of her request roiled her enough to prompt a complaint to his supervisor>

February 27, 2015
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