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boil

Definitions


[bɔɪl], (Verb)

Definitions:
- (with reference to a liquid) reach or cause to reach the temperature at which it bubbles and turns to vapour
(e.g: we asked people to boil their drinking water)

- (with reference to food) cook or be cooked by immersing in boiling water or stock
(e.g: boil the potatoes until well done)

- (of the sea or clouds) be turbulent and stormy
(e.g: she stood gazing out of the lighthouse window as the sea boiled beneath her)


Phrases:
- boil the ocean
- keep the pot boiling

Origin:
Middle English: from Old French boillir, from Latin bullire ‘to bubble’, from bulla ‘bubble’


[bɔɪl], (Noun)

Definitions:
- the temperature at which a liquid bubbles and turns to vapour
(e.g: bring the sauce to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes)

- a casual outdoor meal at which shellfish is prepared by boiling
(e.g: the reappearance of warm days signals another revival: weekend crawfish boils)


Phrases:
- boil the ocean
- keep the pot boiling

Origin:


[bɔɪl], (Noun)

Definitions:
- an inflamed pus-filled swelling on the skin, caused typically by the infection of a hair follicle.


Phrases:

Origin:
Old English bȳle, bȳl, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch buil and German Beule




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