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boil1

boil1

 
 
pronunciation:
boIl
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
phrases:
boil down, boil over
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: boiled, boiling, boils
definition 1: to change from a liquid to a gaseous form, usu. by being heated.
All the liquid in the pan had boiled, and now the vegetables were burning.
similar words:
distill, seethe, steam
definition 2: to reach the temperature at which such a change occurs.
Turn the heat down as soon as the mixture boils.Water boils at 212 degrees Fahrenheit.
similar words:
seethe, steam up
definition 3: to be furious.
synonyms:
rage, storm
similar words:
blow off steam, broil, ferment, seethe, simmer, sizzle, steam, stew
definition 4: to be immersed in boiling liquid; hold boiling liquid.
The potatoes boiled on the stove.The pot is boiling now.
synonyms:
stew
similar words:
cook, simmer, steep
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to heat until boiling occurs.
similar words:
cook, distill
definition 2: to cook by boiling.
synonyms:
cook, poach
similar words:
brew, parboil, simmer, steam, stew
definition 3: to separate (something) from a liquid by boiling.
synonyms:
decoct
similar words:
distill
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phrase: boil down
phrase: boil over
 
part of speech: noun
definition: the state or act of boiling.
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derivations: boilable (adj.), boiling (adj.)
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  • boiler:
    a large appliance that supplies heat by boiling water to make steam.
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