Seething
Seethe Seethe, v. t. [imp. {Seethed}({Sod}, obs.); p. p. {Seethed}, {Sodden}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Seething}.] [OE. sethen, AS. se['o]?an; akin to D. sieden, OHG. siodan, G. sieden, Icel. sj??a, Sw. sjuda, Dan. syde, Goth. saubs a burnt offering. Cf. {Sod}, n., {Sodden}, {Suds}.] To decoct or prepare for food in hot liquid; to boil; as, to seethe flesh. [Written also {seeth}.] [1913 Webster]

Set on the great pot, and seethe pottage for the sons of the prophets. --2 Kings iv. 38. [1913 Webster]


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  • seething — UK [ˈsiːðɪŋ] / US [ˈsɪðɪŋ] adjective 1) feeling extremely angry without showing it much Bruno was absolutely seething. a seething hatred 2) moving around quickly a seething mass of children …   English dictionary

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