Definition of Soft-boiled

1. Adjective. Easily moved to pity or sorrow. "A softhearted judge"

Exact synonyms: Softhearted
Antonyms: Hardhearted
Derivative terms: Softheartedness



2. Adjective. (eggs) having the yolk still liquid. "Soft-boiled eggs"
Similar to: Cooked

Definition of Soft-boiled

1. Adjective. (context: of a boiled egg) cooked to a soft consistency with the yolk still runny ¹

2. Adjective. softhearted or sentimental ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Soft-boiled

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soferim
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soffritos
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soft
soft-boiled (current term)
soft-cast steel
soft-coated wheaten terrier
soft-core
soft-cover
soft-cover book
soft-finned
soft-finned fish
soft-footed
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Literary usage of Soft-boiled

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1. A Treatise on the Practice of Medicine by George Bacon Wood (1858)
"The farinaceous substances, fresh fruits, milk, (•biers, soft boiled eggs, soup, and the lighter meats, should be employed. Article III INFLAMMATION OF THE ..."

2. The Diseases of Infancy and Childhood: For the Use of Students and by Luther Emmett Holt (1897)
"A soft-boiled or poached ess 8 to 7 am).—1. A glass of milk with stale ... A soft boiled egg »adding or junket, In small quantities as dessert with any ..."

3. Diet in Health and Disease by Julius Friedenwald, John Ruhräh (1913)
"Eggs.—Raw or in bouillon, soft-boiled. Drinks. ... Fish.—Raw, broiled, or slewed oysters, boiled rock or bass. Eggs.—Raw, soft boiled. Farinaceous Foods. ..."

4. Diet in Health and Disease by Julius Friedenwald, John Ruhräh (1906)
"Eggs.—Raw or in bouillon, soft-boiled. Drinks—Milk with Vichy or lime-water. tapioca served in milk or bouillon. THIRD WEEK.—Broths. ..."

5. Diet in Health and Disease by Julius Friedenwald, John Ruhräh (1909)
"Eggs.—Raw, soft-boiled, poached. Vegetables.—Asparagus, spinach, peas (mashed and strained), potatoes (baked or mashed), turnips, carrots (mashed and ..."

6. Diet in Health and Disease by Julius Friedenwald, John Ruhräh (1906)
"Eggs.—Raw or in bouillon, soft-boiled. Drinks. ... Eggs.—Raw, soft boiled. Farinaceous Foods.—Rice, cornstarch, sago, tapioca, arrowroot, grits, ..."

7. Virginia Cookery-book by Mary Stuart Smith (1912)
"Stuffed soft-boiled EGGS. ALTHOUGH one of the simplest articles of food, ... When soft-boiled eggs are served there should be placed conveniently a pat of ..."

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