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boil

noun

1 boil

A painful sore with a hard core filled with pus.

synonym: furuncle.

Roget 250: convexity, prominence, projection, swelling, gibbosity, bilge, bulge, protuberance, protrusion; camber, cahot [U.S.].    thank-ye-ma'am [U.S.].    swell.    intumescence; ... show more

Roget 655: disease; illness, sickness etc. adj.; ailing &c.; all the ills that flesh is heir to" [Hamlet]; morbidity, morbosity; infirmity, ailment, indisposition; ... show more

Dutch: furunkel, pukkel, steenpuist



2 boil

The temperature at which a liquid boils at sea level:
— They brought the water to a boil.

synonym: boiling point.

Dutch: kookpunt
Polish: temperatura wrzenia

verb

1 boil

Come to the boiling point and change from a liquid to vapor.

Roget 825: be impatient etc. adj.; not be able to bear etc. 826; bear ill, wince, chafe, champ a bit; be in a stew etc. n.; be out of all patience, ... show more

Roget 900: resent, take amiss, take ill, take to heart, take offense, take umbrage, take huff, take exception; take in ill part, take in bad part, take in dudgeon; ne pas entendre raillerie [Fr.]; breathe revenge, cut up rough.    ... show more

Roget 173: be violent etc. adj.; run high; ferment, effervesce; romp, rampage, go on a rampage; run wild, run amuck, run riot; break the peace; rush, ... show more

Roget 353: bubble, boil, foam, froth, mantle, sparkle, guggle, gurgle; effervesce, ferment, fizzle.   

Roget 336: render gaseous etc. 334; vaporize, volatilize; distill, sublime; evaporate, exhale, smoke, transpire, emit vapor, fume, reek, ... show more

Dutch: koken, zieden

2 boil

Immerse or be immersed in a boiling liquid, often for cooking purposes.

Dutch: stikken, koken

3 boil

Bring to, or maintain at, the boiling point.

4 boil

Be agitated.

synonyms: churn, moil, roil.

Roget 315: be agitated &c.; shake; tremble, tremble like an aspen leaf; quiver, quaver, quake, shiver, twitter, twire, writhe, toss, shuffle, ... show more

Dutch: woelen, agiteren, schuimbekken, briesen, zieden, razen, koken

5 boil

Be in an agitated emotional state.

synonym: seethe.

Roget 384: heat, warm, chafe, stive, foment; make hot etc. 382; sun oneself, sunbathe.    go up in flames, burn to the ground (flame) 382.    ... show more

Roget 824: excite, affect, touch, move, impress, strike, interest, animate, inspire, impassion, smite, infect; stir the blood, fire the blood, ... show more

Roget 382: be hot etc. adj.; glow, flush, sweat, swelter, bask, smoke, reek, stew, simmer, seethe, boil, ... show more

Dutch: schuimen, koken, bruisen van aktiviteit, zieden


Moby thesaurus: abscess, agitation, antisepticize, aposteme, autoclave, bake, barbecue, baste, be in heat, be livid, be pissed, bed sore, blain, blanch, blaze, bleb, blister, bloom, blow up, blubber ... show more.

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