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boil down

verb

1 boil down

Be the essential element.

synonyms: come down, reduce.

Roget 195: become small, become smaller; lessen, decrease etc. 36; grow less, dwindle, shrink, contract, narrow, shrivel, collapse, wither, ... show more



2 boil down

Be cooked until very little liquid is left.

synonyms: concentrate, decoct, reduce.

Dutch: uitkoken

3 boil down

Cook until very little liquid is left.

synonyms: concentrate, reduce.

Dutch: indikken


Moby thesaurus: abbreviate, abridge, abstract, bob, capsulize, clip, compress, condense, contract, crop, curtail, cut, cut back, cut down, cut off short, cut short, dock, elide, epitomize, foreshorten ... show more.

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