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Meaning of BOIL

Pronunciation:  boyl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the temperature at which a liquid boils at sea level; "the brought to water to a boil"
  2. [n]  a painful sore with a hard pus-filled core
  3. [v]  cook in boiling liquid; "boil potatoes"
  4. [v]  bring to, or maintain at, the boiling point, as of water and other liquids; "boil this liquid until it evaporates"
  5. [v]  come to the boiling point and change from a liquid to vapor; "Water boils at 100 degrees Celsius"
  6. [v]  have violent emotions, such as anger or frustration
  7. [v]  be agitated; of liquids

BOIL is a 4 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: boiling point, churn, furuncle, moil, roil, seethe
 Antonyms: freeze
 See Also: alter, boil, boil over, change, change state, cook, decoct, experience, feel, gumboil, move, overboil, roll, seethe, simmer, sizzle, staphylococcal infection, temperature, turn



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Boil\ (boil), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Boiled} (boild); p. pr.
    & vb. n. {Boiling}.] [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}.]
    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.
    3. To pass from a liquid to an a["e]riform 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.
    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.
  2. \Boil\, v. t.
    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. [Obs.]
             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.
  3. \Boil\, n.
    Act or state of boiling. [Colloq.]
  4. \Boil\, n. [Influenced by boil, v. See {Beal}, {Bile}.]
    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.
    {A blind boil}, one that suppurates imperfectly, or fails to
       come to a head.
    {Delhi boil} (Med.), a peculiar affection of the skin,
       probably parasitic in origin, prevailing in India (as
       among the British troops) and especially at Delhi.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A carbuncle is an infection of the subcutaneous tissues involving the hair follicles, usually caused by staphylococci bacteria.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(rendered "botch" in Deut. 28:27, 35), an aggravated ulcer, as in the case of Hezekiah (2 Kings 20:7; Isa. 38:21) or of the Egyptians (Ex. 9:9, 10, 11; Deut. 28:27, 35). It designates the disease of Job (2:7), which was probably the black leprosy.

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