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boil

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of boil

  1. a small, inflamed swelling of the skin the dermatologist lanced the infected boil that had formed on the patient's neck Synonyms of boil pock, fester, hickey, papule, pimple, pustule, whelk, zit [slang]Words Related to boil blackhead, blister, milium, whitehead; bump, lump, protuberance; sore, wart, weal, welt


boil

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of boil

  1. 1 to be excited or emotionally stirred up with anger she was boiling at the thought of her so-called best friend trying to steal her boyfriend Synonyms of boil burn, foam, fume, rage, rankle, seethe, sizzle, steam, storm Words Related to boil fulminate, rant, rave; smolder (or smoulder); bristle, flare (up), inflame (also enflame); chafe, fret, stew; agitate, convulse, roil, shake Phrases see red

  2. 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 Synonyms of boil coddle, parboil, poach, simmer, stew Words Related to boil scald; braise, fricassee, pressure-cook, smother, steam; reboil

  3. 3 to be in a state of violent rolling motion the sea boiled and frothed during the storm Synonyms of boil seethe, churn, moil, roilWords Related to boil reel, spin, swirl, whirl; agitate, stirNear Antonyms of boil abate, calm, subside



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