NounBoil (plural Boils)
NounBoil (plural Boils)
- The point at which fluid begins to change to a vapour.
- Add the noodles when the water comes to the boil.
- A dish of boiled food, especially based on seafood.
- The collective noun for a group of hawks.
- (transitive) To heat (a liquid) to the point where it begins to turn into a gas.
- Boil some water in a pan.
- (transitive) To cook in boiling water.
- Boil the eggs for two minutes.
- (intransitive) Of a liquid, to begin to turn into a gas, seethe.
- Pure water boils at 100 degrees Celsius.
- (intransitive, informal, used only in progressive tenses) Said of weather being uncomfortably hot.
- It’s boiling outside!
- (intransitive, informal, used only in progressive tenses) To feel uncomfortably hot. See also seethe.
- I’m boiling in here – could you open the window?
- (of a liquid): seethe; see also Thesaurus:cook
- (of the weather): be baking, be scorching, be sweltering
- (of a person): be seething, be baking, be stewing
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Middle English boillen from Old French boillir (French: bouillir) from Latin bullīre, present active infinitive of bulliō (“I bubble, boil”) from bulla (“bubble”). Displaced native Middle English sethen "to boil" (from Old English sēoþan "to boil, seethe"), Middle English wellen "to boil, bubble" (from Old English wiellan "to bubble, boil"), Middle English wallen "to well up, boil" (from Old English weallan "to well up, boil"). More at seethe, well.