Definition of Boil

1. Noun. A painful sore with a hard core filled with pus.

Exact synonyms: Furuncle
Specialized synonyms: Gumboil
Generic synonyms: Staphylococcal Infection



2. Verb. Come to the boiling point and change from a liquid to vapor. "The water boils "; "Water boils at 100 degrees Celsius"
Generic synonyms: Change State, Turn
Specialized synonyms: Boil Over, Overboil
Derivative terms: Boiler
Antonyms: Freeze

3. Noun. The temperature at which a liquid boils at sea level. "They brought the water to a boil"
Exact synonyms: Boiling Point
Generic synonyms: Temperature

4. Verb. Immerse or be immersed in a boiling liquid, often for cooking purposes. "The chefs boil the vegetables"; "Boil wool"
Generic synonyms: Change
Specialized synonyms: Overboil, Simmer
Derivative terms: Boiler

5. Verb. Bring to, or maintain at, the boiling point. "They boil the water "; "Boil this liquid until it evaporates"
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Specialized synonyms: Decoct
Derivative terms: Boiler

6. Verb. Be agitated. "The water boils "; "The sea was churning in the storm"
Exact synonyms: Churn, Moil, Roil
Specialized synonyms: Roll, Seethe
Generic synonyms: Move

7. Verb. Be in an agitated emotional state. "Sam and Sue boil"; "The customer was seething with anger"
Exact synonyms: Seethe
Specialized synonyms: Bubble Over, Overflow, Spill Over, Ferment, Sizzle
Generic synonyms: Be

Definition of Boil

1. v. i. 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.

2. v. t. To heat to the boiling point, or so as to cause ebullition; as, to boil water.

3. n. Act or state of boiling.

4. n. 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.

Definition of Boil

1. Noun. A localized accumulation of pus in the skin, resulting from infection. ¹

2. Noun. The point at which fluid begins to change to a vapour. ¹

3. Noun. A dish of boiled food, especially based on seafood. ¹

4. Noun. The collective noun for a group of hawks. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To heat (a liquid) to the point where it begins to turn into a gas. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To cook in boiling water. ¹

7. Verb. (intransitive) Of a liquid, to begin to turn into a gas, seethe. ¹

8. Verb. (intransitive informal used only in progressive tenses) Said of weather being uncomfortably hot. ¹

9. Verb. (intransitive informal used only in progressive tenses) To feel uncomfortably hot. See also seethe. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Boil

1. to vaporize liquid [v -ED, -ING, -S] : BOILABLE [adj]

Medical Definition of Boil

1. 1. To heat to the boiling point, or so as to cause ebullition; as, to boil water. 2. To form, or separate, by boiling or evaporation; as, to boil sugar or salt. 3. 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. "The stomach cook is for the hall, And boileth meate for them all." (Gower) 4. To steep or soak in warm water. "To try whether seeds be old or new, the sense can not inform; but if you boil them in water, the new seeds will sprout sooner." (Bacon) To boil down, to reduce in bulk by boiling; as, to boil down sap or sirup. 1. 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. 2. To be agitated like boiling water, by any other cause than heat; to bubble; to effervesce; as, the boiling waves. "He maketh the deep to boil like a pot." (Job xii. 31) 3. To pass from a liquid to an aeriform state or vapor when heated; as, the water boils away. 4. To be moved or excited with passion; to be hot or fervid; as, his blood boils with anger. "Then boiled my breast with flame and burning wrath." (Surrey) 5. To be in boiling water, as in cooking; as, the potatoes are boiling. To boil away, to vaporize; to evaporate or be evaporated by the action of heat. To boil over, to run over the top of a vessel, as liquid when thrown into violent agitation by heat or other cause of effervescence; to be excited with ardor or passion so as to lose self-control. Origin: OE. Boilen, OF. Boilir, builir, F. Bouillir, fr. L. Bullire to be in a bubbling motion, from bulla bubble; akin to Gr, Lith. Bumbuls. Cf. Bull an edict, Budge, v, and Ebullition. A hard, painful, inflamed tumour, which, on suppuration, discharges pus, mixed with blood, and discloses a small fibrous mass of dead tissue, called the core. A blind boil, one that suppurates imperfectly, or fails to come to a head. Delhi boil, a peculiar affection of the skin, probably parasitic in origin, prevailing in India (as among the British troops) and especially at Delhi. Origin: Influenced by boil, v. See Beal, Bile. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Boil

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bohrbugs
bohrium
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bohs
bohunk
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boiar
boiars
boid
boidae
boids
boikin
boikins
boil (current term)
boil-wash
boil down
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boil order
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boil over
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boil the ocean
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