HyperDic: boil

English > 7 senses of the word boil:
VERBchangeboilcome to the boiling point and change from a liquid to vapor
changeboilimmerse or be immersed in a boiling liquid / liquid, often for cooking purposes
changeboilbring to, or maintain at, the boiling point
motionboil, churn, moil, roilbe agitated
emotionboil, seethebe in an agitated emotional state
NOUNstateboil, furunclea painful sore with a hard core filled with pus
attributeboil, boiling pointthe temperature at which a liquid boils at sea level
boil > pronunciation
Soundsboy'l
Rhymesairfoil ... uncoil: 21 rhymes with oyl...
English > boil: 7 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA painful sore with a hard core filled with pus.
Synonymfuruncle
NarrowergumboilA boil or abscess on the gums
Broaderstaphylococcal infectionAn infection with staphylococcus bacteria
Spanishforúnculo, fúrunculo, furúnculo
Catalanfuróncol
English > boil: 7 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningThe temperature at which a liquid boils at sea level.
Example"they brought the water to a boil"
Synonymboiling point
BroadertemperatureThe degree of hotness or coldness of a body or environment / environment (corresponding to its molecular activity)
Spanishpunto de ebullición
Catalanpunt d'ebullició
Verbsboilimmerse or be immersed in a boiling liquid / liquid, often for cooking purposes
boilcome to the boiling point and change from a liquid to vapor
boilbring to, or maintain at, the boiling point
English > boil: 7 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningCome to the boiling point and change from a liquid to vapor.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s something
ModelThe water boils
Example"Water boils at 100 degrees Celsius"
Caused byboilBring to, or maintain at, the boiling point
Narrowerboil over, overboiloverflow or cause to overflow while boiling
Broaderchange state, turnUndergo a transformation or a change of position or action
Oppositefreezechange to ice
Spanishbullir, hervir
Catalanbullir
Nounsboilthe temperature at which a liquid boils at sea level
boilersealed vessel where water is converted to steam
English > boil: 7 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningImmerse or be immersed in a boiling liquid / liquid, often for cooking purposes.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something
ModelThe chefs boil the vegetables
Examples
  • "boil potatoes"
  • "boil wool"
NarroweroverboilBoil excessively
simmerBoil slowly at low temperature
BroaderchangeUndergo a change
Spanishbullir, cocerse, cocer, hervir
Catalanbullir
Nounsboilthe temperature at which a liquid boils at sea level
boilera metal pot for stewing or boiling
English > boil: 7 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningBring to, or maintain at, the boiling point.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
ModelThey boil the water
Example"boil this liquid until it evaporates"
Cause toboilCome to the boiling point and change from a liquid to vapor
Narrowerdecoctextract the essence of something by boiling it
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishcocer, hervir
Catalanbullir, coure
Nounsboilthe temperature at which a liquid boils at sea level
boilersealed vessel where water is converted to steam
English > boil: 7 senses > verb 4, motion
MeaningBe agitated.
PatternSomething ----s
ModelThe water boils
Synonymschurn, moil, roil
Narrowerseethe, rollBoil vigorously
BroadermoveMove so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
Spanishagitar, batir, remover
Catalanagitar, batre
English > boil: 7 senses > verb 5, emotion
MeaningBe in an agitated emotional state.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
ModelSam and Sue boil over the results of the experiment
Synonymseethe
Narrowerbubble over, overflow, spill overoverflow with a certain feeling
fermentBe in an agitated or excited state
sizzleseethe with deep anger or resentment
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
Spanishindignarse, rabiar
Catalanenrabiar-se, indignar-se

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