overboil

verb
over·​boil | \ ˌō-vər-ˈbȯi(-ə)l How to pronounce overboil (audio) \
overboiled; overboiling

Definition of overboil

1 transitive + intransitive : to boil (something) for too long Don't overboil the potatoes. [= Don't let the potatoes overboil.]
2 intransitive : to overflow while boiling : boil over got distracted and let the water overboil

First Known Use of overboil

1584, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Overboil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overboil. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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