boils 1 of 2

plural of boil
as in blisters
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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2 of 2


present tense third-person singular of boil
as in stews
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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as in churns
to be in a state of violent rolling motion the sea boiled and frothed during the storm

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“Boils.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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