Boiling
Boiling Boil"ing, n. 1. The act of ebullition or of tumultuous agitation. [1913 Webster]

2. Exposure to the action of a hot liquid. [1913 Webster]


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  • boiling — ► ADJECTIVE 1) at or near boiling point. 2) informal extremely hot …   English terms dictionary

  • boiling — boilingly, adv. /boy ling/, adj. 1. having reached the boiling point; steaming or bubbling up under the action of heat: boiling water. 2. fiercely churning or swirling: the boiling seas. 3. (of anger, rage, etc.) intense; fierce; heated. adv. 4.… …   Universalium

  • boiling — [[t]bɔ͟ɪlɪŋ[/t]] 1) ADJ Something that is boiling or boiling hot is very hot. It s boiling in here, complained Miriam... Often the food may be bubbling and boiling hot on the top, but the inside may still be cold. Syn: baking 2) ADJ: v link ADJ… …   English dictionary

  • Boiling — Boil Boil (boil), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Boiled} (boild); p. pr. & vb. n. {Boiling}.] [OE. boilen, OF. boilir, builir, F. bouillir, fr. L. bullire to be in a bubbling motion, from bulla bubble; akin to Gr. ?, Lith. bumbuls. Cf. {Bull} an edict,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • boiling — I. adjective Date: 14th century 1. a. heated to the boiling point b. torrid < a boiling sun > 2. intensely agitated < a boiling sea > < boiling with anger > II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • boiling — boil|ing [ bɔılıŋ ] adjective * 1. ) boiling or boiling hot extremely hot: It was a boiling hot day. I m absolutely boiling in this sweater. 2. ) a boiling liquid has become so hot that there are BUBBLES in it and it is becoming a gas …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • boiling */ — UK [ˈbɔɪlɪŋ] / US adjective 1) a boiling liquid has become so hot that there are bubbles in it and it is becoming a gas 2) boiling or boiling hot extremely hot It was a boiling hot day. I m absolutely boiling in this jumper …   English dictionary

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