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having a notably high temperature
  • it was boiling in that car, and the owners had foolishly left their pet in it

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present participle of boil

Synonyms & Antonyms of boiling (Entry 2 of 2)

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 boiling was in the 14th century

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“Boiling.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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