Definition of boil:
- 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.
- Act or state of boiling.
- To be agitated like boiling water, by any other cause than heat; to bubble; to effervesce; as, the boiling waves.
- To be agitated, or tumultuously moved, as a liquid by the generation and rising of bubbles of steam ( or vapor), or of currents produced by heating it to the boiling point; to be in a state of ebullition; as, the water boils.
- To be in boiling water, as in cooking; as, the potatoes are boiling.
- To be moved or excited with passion; to be hot or fervid; as, his blood boils with anger.
- To form, or separate, by boiling or evaporation; as, to boil sugar or salt.
- To heat to the boiling point, or so as to cause ebullition; as, to boil water.
- To pass from a liquid to an aeriform state or vapor when heated; as, the water boils away.
- To steep or soak in warm water.
- To subject to the action of heat in a boiling liquid so as to produce some specific effect, as cooking, cleansing, etc.; as, to boil meat; to boil clothes.
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- bubble (part of speech: verb)
- rage (part of speech: verb)
- heat (part of speech: verb)
Some could tell of furious fights with whales that made our blood boil; others could talk of the green fields at home, until we almost fancied we were boys again; and some could not tell stories at all.- "Fighting the Whales", R.M. Ballantyne.
- "The School by the Sea", Angela Brazil.
- "The Girl From Keller's Sadie's Conquest", Harold Bindloss.