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a small, inflamed swelling of the skin
  • the dermatologist lanced the infected boil that had formed on the patient's neck

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1 to be excited or emotionally stirred up with anger
  • the passengers were boiling when they found out the flight was delayed yet again

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2 to cook in a liquid heated to the point that it gives off steam
  • boil the potatoes until they are tender before you try to mash them

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3 to be in a state of violent rolling motion
  • the sea boiled and frothed during the storm

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The first known use of boil was in the 14th century

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“Boil.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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