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Definition of Boil

Boil

  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.
  3. To pass from a liquid to an aeriform 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.
  5. To be in boiling water, as in cooking; as, the potatoes are boiling.
  6. To heat to the boiling point, or so as to cause ebullition; as, to boil water.
  7. To form, or separate, by boiling or evaporation; as, to boil sugar or salt.
  8. 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.
  9. To steep or soak in warm water.
  10. Act or state of boiling.
  11. 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.

Boil Quotations

When you think of it, really there are four fundamental questions of life. You've asked them, I've asked them, every thinking person asks them. They boil down to this; origin, meaning, morality and destiny. 'How did I come into being? What brings life meaning? How do I know right from wrong? Where am I headed after I die?'
Ravi Zacharias

Some writers like to boil down headlines of liberal newspapers into fiction, so they say there shouldn't be communal riots, everybody should love each other, there shouldn't be boundaries or fundamentalism. But I think literature is more than that; these are political views which most of us hold anyway.
Arundhati Roy

We boil at different degrees.
Clint Eastwood

I've not been an admirer of contemporary music since punk rock went off the boil in 1977, but once a year I'll listen to 'Spiral Scratch' by the Buzzcocks, or 'Hippy Hippy Shake' by the Swinging Blue Jeans. Otherwise, I can put up with Chopin or shakuhachi flute in the background.
Billy Childish

There is nothing like being left alone again, to walk peacefully with oneself in the woods. To boil one's coffee and fill one's pipe, and to think idly and slowly as one does it.
Knut Hamsun
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Boil Translations

boil in Afrikaans is kook
boil in Danish is koge
boil in Dutch is op het kookpunt zijn, borrelen, koken
boil in Finnish is kiehua
boil in French is bouillez, bous, bouillent, bouillons, bouillir
boil in German is sieden, kochen, kochen
boil in Latin is ferveo, fervefacio
boil in Norwegian is koke
boil in Portuguese is fervura
boil in Spanish is forunculo
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