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
To burn the surface of, to scorch.
To roast, as dry grain.
* Bible, Leviticus xxiii. 14
- The sun today could parch cement.
To dry to extremity; to shrivel with heat.
- Ye shall eat neither bread, nor parched corn.
(colloquial) To make thirsty.
- The patient's mouth is parched from fever.
(archaic) To boil something slowly (Still used in Lancashire in , a type of mushy peas ).
To become superficially burnt; be become sunburned.
- We're parched , hon. Could you send up an ale from the cooler?
- The locals watched, amused, as the tourists parched in the sun, having neglected to apply sunscreen or bring water.
The condition of being parched.
* 1982 , (TC Boyle), Water Music , Penguin 2006, p. 64:
- Yet here he is, not at the head, but somewhere toward the rear of the serpentine queue wending its way through all this parch […].