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Meaning of BROIL

Pronunciation:  broyl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  cooking by direct exposure to radiant heat (as over a fire or under a grill)
  2. [v]  cook under a broiler; "broil fish"
  3. [v]  heat by a natural force; "The sun broils the valley in the summer"

BROIL is a 5 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: bake, broiling, grilling, oven broil
 See Also: cookery, cooking, grill, heat, heat up, pan-broil, preparation



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Broil\, n. [F. brouiller to disorder, from LL. brogilus,
    broilus, brolium, thicket, wood, park; of uncertain origin;
    cf. W. brog a swelling out, OHG. pr[=o]il marsh, G. br["u]hl,
    MHG. brogen to rise. The meaning tumult, confusion, comes
    apparently from tangled undergrowth, thicket, and this
    possibly from the meaning to grow, rise, sprout.]
    A tumult; a noisy quarrel; a disturbance; a brawl;
    contention; discord, either between individuals or in the
          I will own that there is a haughtiness and fierceness
          in human nature which will which will cause innumerable
          broils, place men in what situation you please.
    Syn: Contention; fray; affray; tumult; altercation;
         dissension; discord; contest; conflict; brawl; uproar.
  2. \Broil\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Broiled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Broiling}.] [OE. broilen, OF. bruillir, fr. bruir to broil,
    burn; of Ger. origin; cf. MHG. br["u]ejen, G. br["u]hen, to
    scald, akin to E. brood.]
    1. To cook by direct exposure to heat over a fire, esp. upon
       a gridiron over coals.
    2. To subject to great (commonly direct) heat.
  3. \Broil\, v. i.
    To be subjected to the action of heat, as meat over the fire;
    to be greatly heated, or to be made uncomfortable with heat.
          The planets and comets had been broiling in the sun.
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