Definitions of boil

  1. To be agitated by action of heat; to be agitated from any other cause, as waves; to be cooked by boiling; to be agitated with passion.
  2. To heat to the boiling point, or so as to cause ebullition; as, to boil water.
  3. To form, or separate, by boiling or evaporation; as, to boil sugar or salt.
  4. 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.
  5. To steep or soak in warm water.
  6. To heat to the boiling point; cause to bubble by heat; to cook in a boiling liquid.
  7. To heat to a boiling state; cook in a boiling liquid.
  8. To bubble through the action of heat; in case of liquid, to become so hot that the liquid begins to turn into gas; be cooked in water; to seethe with an agitation like boiling; as, the swollen river boiled and swiried; be excited by passion and anger; as, his blood boiled.
  9. To bubble up from the action of heat: to be hot: to be excited or agitated,- v. t. to heat to a boiling state: to cook or dress by boiling.
  10. To bubble from heat; to be agitated.
  11. bring to, or maintain at, the boiling point, as of water and other liquids; " boil this liquid until it evaporates"
  12. come to the boiling point and change from a liquid to vapor; " Water boils at 100 degrees Celsius"
  13. 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.
  14. To be agitated like boiling water, by any other cause than heat; to bubble; to effervesce; as, the boiling waves.
  15. To pass from a liquid to an aeriform state or vapor when heated; as, the water boils away.
  16. To be moved or excited with passion; to be hot or fervid; as, his blood boils with anger.
  17. To be in boiling water, as in cooking; as, the potatoes are boiling.
  18. To heat to a boiling state; to cook by boiling; to subject to heat in a boiling liquid. To boil away, to evaporate by boiling. To boil down, to reduce by boiling; to abridge.
  19. To swell; to heave; to bubble as water by heat; to be agitated or moved violently by any cause; to dress or cook in water.
  20. the temperature at which a liquid boils at sea level; " the brought to water to a boil"
  21. bring to, or maintain at, the boiling point; " boil this liquid until it evaporates"
  22. be agitated; " the sea was churning in the storm"
  23. Act or state of boiling.
  24. 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.
  25. An inflamed, festering, and painful tumor in the skin, with a central core.
  26. An inflamed swelling or tumor.
  27. An inflamed swelling on the skin.
  28. A painful tumor in the skin.
  29. The act or state of boiling.
  30. An immersion in boiling water.
  31. An inflamed tumour.
  32. A tumour upon the flesh; a sore inflamed swelling.