broil·​ing ˈbrȯi(-ə)-liŋ How to pronounce broiling (audio)
: extremely hot
a broiling sun

Examples of broiling in a Sentence

the office was broiling because the air conditioning was on the blink
Recent Examples on the Web In a broiling game where the thermometer topped 100 degrees, the Chargers built a big lead before starter Tobin Rote gave way to the rookie Hadl during mop-up minutes. Bryce Millercolumnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 Dec. 2022 The main attraction, the reason thousands of fans withstood a broiling, shadeless, 97-degree afternoon for hours Friday, emerged in pink silk Dolce and Gabbana pajamas. Los Angeles Times, 6 May 2022 For over two years, farmers have faced broiling weather that bakes their fields and evaporates all moisture. Juan Forero, WSJ, 26 Oct. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1555, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of broiling was in 1555

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“Broiling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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