\ ˈbē(ə)l \

Definition of beal

 (Entry 1 of 2)

now dialectal
: to swell and become infected : suppurate, fester
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Definition of beal (Entry 2 of 2)

dialectal, England
: bellow, roar a bull bealing

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History and Etymology for beal

Intransitive verb (1)

probably from obsolete English beal boil, from Middle English bele, probably variant of bile

Intransitive verb (2)

perhaps alteration of bell entry 3

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“Beal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beal. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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