Origin and Etymology of broil
Middle English, from Anglo-French bruiller to burn, broil, modification of Latin ustulare to singe, from urere to burn
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
BROIL Defined for Kids
Definition of broil for Students
1 : to cook or be cooked directly over or under a heat source
2 : to make or feel extremely hot Players were broiling in the bright sun.
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