boil

  • 1 boil — n *abscess, furuncle, carbuncle, pimple, pustule boil vb Boil, seethe, simmer, parboil, stew mean to prepare (as food) in a liquid heated to the point where it emits considerable steam. Boil implies the bubbling of the liquid and the rapid escape …

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  • 2 Boil — Boil, v. t. 1. To heat to the boiling point, or so as to cause ebullition; as, to boil water. [1913 Webster] 2. To form, or separate, by boiling or evaporation; as, to boil sugar or salt. [1913 Webster] 3. To subject to the action of heat in a… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Boil — or furuncle is a skin disease caused by the infection of hair follicles, resulting in the localized accumulation of pus and dead tissue. Individual boils can cluster together and form an interconnected network of boils called carbuncles. In… …

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  • 4 boil — boil; boil·er; boil·er·less; boil·ery; gar·boil; par·boil; re·boil; re·boil·er; boil·ing·ly; …

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  • 5 boil — boil1 [boil] vi. [ME boilen < OFr boillir < L bullire < bulla, a bubble, knob; prob. < IE * bu , var. of echoic base * beu , * bheu , to blow up, cause to swell] 1. to bubble up and vaporize over direct heat 2. to reach the vaporizing …

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  • 6 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, {Budge}, v.,… …

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  • 7 Boil — Boil, n. [Influenced by boil, v. See {Beal}, {Bile}.] A hard, painful, inflamed tumor, which, on suppuration, discharges pus, mixed with blood, and discloses a small fibrous mass of dead tissue, called the core. [1913 Webster] {A blind boil}, one …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 boil — ‘large spot’ [OE] and boil ‘vaporize with heat’ [13] are distinct words. The former comes from Old English byl or byle, which became bile in Middle English; the change to boil started in the 15th century, perhaps from association with the verb.… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 9 boil — Ⅰ. boil [1] ► VERB 1) (with reference to a liquid) reach or cause to reach the temperature at which it bubbles and turns to vapour. 2) (with reference to food) cook or be cooked by immersing in boiling water. 3) seethe like boiling liquid. 4)… …

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  • 10 boil — ‘large spot’ [OE] and boil ‘vaporize with heat’ [13] are distinct words. The former comes from Old English byl or byle, which became bile in Middle English; the change to boil started in the 15th century, perhaps from association with the verb.… …

    Word origins

  • 11 boil — [n] blister abscess, blain, blister, carbuncle, excrescence, furuncle, pimple, pustule, sore, tumor, ulcer; concept 309 boil [v1] heat to bubbling agitate, bubble, churn, coddle, cook, decoct, effervesce, evaporate, fizz, foam, froth, parboil,… …

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  • 12 Boil — Boil, n. Act or state of boiling. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] …

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  • 13 boíl — (Del lat. *boīle, por bovile). m. boyera …

    Diccionario de la lengua española

  • 14 boil|er|y — «BOY luhr ee», noun, plural er|ies. 1. a place or establishment for boiling. 2. an apparatus for boiling …

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  • 15 boil|er — «BOY luhr», noun. 1. a tank for making steam to heat buildings or drive engines. 2. a tank for heating and holding hot water. 3. a container for heating liquids …

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  • 16 boil·er — /ˈboılɚ/ noun, pl ers [count] 1 : a large container in which water is heated to produce steam in an engine see also ↑double boiler 2 chiefly Brit : ↑furnace b …

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  • 17 boil — boil1 [ bɔıl ] verb * 1. ) intransitive or transitive if a liquid boils, or if you boil it, it becomes so hot that there are BUBBLES in it and it starts to become a gas: When the water boils, add the rice. Boil some milk in a pan. put something… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 boil — boil1 S3 [bɔıl] v [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: boillir, from Latin bullire, from bulla bubble ] 1.) [I and T] when a liquid boils, or when you boil it, it becomes hot enough to turn into gas boil at ▪ The solution boiled at 57.4°C. ▪… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 boil — I UK [bɔɪl] / US verb Word forms boil : present tense I/you/we/they boil he/she/it boils present participle boiling past tense boiled past participle boiled * 1) a) [intransitive/transitive] if a liquid boils, or if you boil it, it becomes so hot …

    English dictionary

  • 20 boil — I n. state of boiling 1) to bring to a boil (bring the milk to a boil) 2) to come to a boil (the water must first come to a boil) II v. 1) to boil gently; hard 2) (C) he boiled an egg for her; or: he boiled her an egg 3) (D; intr.) to boil with… …

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