From (etyl) bile, .
A localized accumulation of pus in the skin, resulting from infection.
(etyl) "to well up, boil"). More at seethe, well.
The point at which fluid begins to change to a vapour.
A dish of boiled food, especially based on seafood.
(rare, nonstandard) The collective noun for a group of hawks.
- Add the noodles when the water comes to the boil .
To heat (a liquid) to the point where it begins to turn into a gas.
(intransitive) To cook in boiling water.
- Boil some water in a pan.
- Boil the eggs for two minutes.
Of a liquid, to begin to turn into a gas, seethe.
- Is the rice boiling yet?
(intransitive, informal, used only in progressive tenses) Said of weather being uncomfortably hot.
- Pure water boils at 100 degrees Celsius.
(intransitive, informal, used only in progressive tenses) To feel uncomfortably hot. See also seethe.
- It’s boiling outside!
To form, or separate, by boiling or evaporation.
- I’m boiling in here – could you open the window?
(obsolete) To steep or soak in warm water.
* Francis Bacon
- to boil sugar or salt
To be agitated like boiling water; to bubble; to effervesce.
- To try whether seeds be old or new, the sense cannot inform; but if you boil them in water, the new seeds will sprout sooner.
* Bible, Job xii. 31
- the boiling waves of the sea
To be moved or excited with passion; to be hot or fervid.
- He maketh the deep to boil like a pot.
- His blood boils with anger.
- Then boiled my breast with flame and burning wrath.
* (of a liquid) seethe, well, plaw ; see also
* (of the weather) be baking]], be scorching, [[swelter, be sweltering
* (of a person) be seething]], be baking, [[stew, be stewing
* (of a liquid) condense
* (of the weather) be freezing
* (of a person) be freezing
* boil away
* boil down
* boil down to
* boil off
* boil over
* go off the boil
* make someone's blood boil
* pot boiler
* slow boil
From (etyl) broillen, .
To cook by direct, radiant heat.
To expose to great heat.
To be exposed to great heat.
Food prepared by broiling.
From (etyl) .
to cause a rowdy disturbance; embroil
(obsolete) to brawl
(archaic) A brawl; a rowdy disturbance.
* 1819 , , Otho the Great , Act I, verses 1-2
- So, I am safe emerged from these broils ! / Amid the wreck of thousands I am whole
* 1840 , Robert Chambers, ?William Chambers, Chambers's Edinburgh Journal (volume 8, page 382)
- I will own that there is a haughtiness and fierceness in human nature which will which will cause innumerable broils , place men in what situation you please.
- Since the provinces declared their independence, broils and squabblings of one sort and another have greatly retarded the advancement which they might otherwise have made.