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roil

roil

 
 
pronunciation:
roIl
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: roiled, roiling, roils
definition 1: to make (a liquid) turbid by stirring; make cloudy or muddy.
similar words:
churn, fret, rile, ruffle
definition 2: to disturb or anger; agitate.
Massive protests across the country have roiled the nation's government.
similar words:
agitate, irk, madden
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to be agitated or stirred up.
similar words:
churn, fret, moil, seethe
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derivation: roiled (adj.)