\ə-ˈbȯi(-ə)l \

Definition of aboil 

1 : being at the boiling point : boiling

2 : intensely excited or stirred up the meeting was aboil with controversy

First Known Use of aboil

1810, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for aboil

a- entry 1 + boil entry 1

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