Associations to the word «Boil»


BOIL, noun. A localized accumulation of pus in the skin, resulting from infection.
BOIL, noun. The point at which fluid begins to change to a vapour.
BOIL, noun. A dish of boiled food, especially based on seafood.
BOIL, noun. (rare) (nonstandard) The collective noun for a group of hawks.
BOIL, verb. (transitive) To heat (a liquid) to the point where it begins to turn into a gas.
BOIL, verb. (transitive) (intransitive) To cook in boiling water.
BOIL, verb. (intransitive) Of a liquid, to begin to turn into a gas, seethe.
BOIL, verb. (intransitive) (informal) (used only in progressive tenses) Said of weather being uncomfortably hot.
BOIL, verb. (intransitive) (informal) (used only in progressive tenses) To feel uncomfortably hot. See also seethe.
BOIL, verb. To form, or separate, by boiling or evaporation.
BOIL, verb. (obsolete) To steep or soak in warm water.
BOIL, verb. To be agitated like boiling water; to bubble; to effervesce.
BOIL, verb. To be moved or excited with passion; to be hot or fervid.
BOIL DOWN, verb. (transitive and intransitive) Used other than as an idiom: see boil,‎ down.
BOIL DOWN, verb. (intransitive) To become reduced (to the most central elements or ingredients: to the essence, core, or implication for action).
BOIL DOWN, verb. (transitive) To reduce (to the most central elements or ingredients: to the essence, core, or implication for action).
BOIL OFF, verb. (transitive) to remove by boiling
BOIL OFF, verb. (intransitive) to be removes by boiling
BOIL ORDER, noun. An order that everyone in an area boil or otherwise sanitize water before using it for eating or for use with food.
BOIL ORDERS, noun. Plural of boil order
BOIL OVER, verb. (intransitive) To boil to such an extent as to overflow its container.
BOIL OVER, verb. (idiomatic) (of anger, etc.) To reach the point where aggressive action is taken.
BOIL THE OCEAN, verb. (figuratively) To undertake an overwhelmingly difficult task or approach to a problem.
BOIL UP, verb. (transitive) To cook by boiling.
BOIL UP, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) To become more excited, intense or exciting.
BOIL WASH, noun. The high-temperature programme on a washing machine
BOIL WASH, noun. A wash using this programme

Dictionary definition

BOIL, noun. A painful sore with a hard core filled with pus.
BOIL, noun. The temperature at which a liquid boils at sea level; "they brought the water to a boil".
BOIL, verb. Come to the boiling point and change from a liquid to vapor; "Water boils at 100 degrees Celsius".
BOIL, verb. Immerse or be immersed in a boiling liquid, often for cooking purposes; "boil potatoes"; "boil wool".
BOIL, verb. Bring to, or maintain at, the boiling point; "boil this liquid until it evaporates".
BOIL, verb. Be agitated; "the sea was churning in the storm".
BOIL, verb. Be in an agitated emotional state; "The customer was seething with anger".

Wise words

All our words from loose using have lost their edge.
Ernest Hemingway