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boil1

 
 
pronunciation:
boIl
phrases:
boil over
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part of speech: verb
inflections: boils, boiling, boiled
definition 1: to change from a liquid to a gas by heating.
definition 2: to heat a liquid until it starts to turn into a gas.
You should boil the water before you pour it over the tea leaves.
 
similar words:
cook
definition 3: to cook in very hot water.
I like to boil eggs for breakfast.
similar words:
cook, simmer
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phrase: boil over
derivations: boilable (adj.), boiling (adj.)
Word Builder: boil +
  • boiler:
    a large appliance that supplies heat by boiling water to make steam.
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