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Definition of boil:

  1. 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.
  2. Act or state of boiling.
  3. To be agitated like boiling water, by any other cause than heat; to bubble; to effervesce; as, the boiling waves.
  4. 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.
  5. To be in boiling water, as in cooking; as, the potatoes are boiling.
  6. To be moved or excited with passion; to be hot or fervid; as, his blood boils with anger.
  7. To form, or separate, by boiling or evaporation; as, to boil sugar or salt.
  8. To heat to the boiling point, or so as to cause ebullition; as, to boil water.
  9. To pass from a liquid to an aeriform state or vapor when heated; as, the water boils away.
  10. To steep or soak in warm water.
  11. 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.

Synonyms:

bedsore, boil over, buzz, roll, papule, rile, boil down, toil, labor, mind, athlete's foot, surge, labour, seethe, grind, brew, hickey, evaporate, break down, hang out, come off, hold against, roil, blanch, ferment, travail, boil away, tumble, snap, pimple, fly into a temper/rage, ingestion, volatilize, lose it, sputter, hang up, moil, lose your temper (with), boiling point, percolate, steep, see red, clear, vaporize, burble, pustule, go off at the deep end, blackhead, fester, atomize, blotch, blister, steam, abrasion, sterilize, black eye, come out, calm, coddle, smolder, dig, blemish, zit, brown, rise to, dry cleaner's, solid, dry-clean, drip-dry, drudge, boil up, charbroil, furuncle, baste, abscess, whelk, lose your cool, gurgle, dhobi, churn, air, hum.

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