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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