Cooking vs Boiling - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between cooking and boiling

is that cooking is (informal) in progress, happening while boiling is that boils or boil.

As nouns the difference between cooking and boiling

is that cooking is the process of preparing food by using heat while boiling is the process of changing the state of a substance from liquid to gas by heating it to its boiling point.

As verbs the difference between cooking and boiling

is that cooking is while boiling is .

As an adverb boiling is

(of adjectives associated with heat) extremely.

cooking

English

Adjective

(-)
  • (informal) In progress, happening.
  • The project took a few days to gain momentum, but by the end of the week, things were really cooking .

    Noun

  • The process of preparing food by using heat.
  • (by extension) The process of preparing food.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1913, author=
  • , title=Lord Stranleigh Abroad , chapter=6 citation , passage=The men resided in a huge bunk house, which consisted of one room only, with a shack outside where the cooking was done. In the large room were a dozen bunks?; half of them in a very dishevelled state, […]}}
  • (by extension) The result of that process, a meal.
  • * I missed my mum's cooking while I was at university.
  • The style or genre of food preparation; cookery.
  • Synonyms

    (style or genre of food preparation) cuisine

    Verb

    (head)
  • boiling

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • Noun

    (wikipedia boiling) (en noun)
  • The process of changing the state of a substance from liquid to gas by heating it to its boiling point.
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • That boils or boil.
  • (of a thing, informal, hyperbole) Extremely hot or active.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=10 citation , passage=With a little manœuvring they contrived to meet on the doorstep which was […] in a boiling stream of passers-by, hurrying business people speeding past in a flurry of fumes and dust in the bright haze.}}
  • (of a person, informal, hyperbole) Feeling uncomfortably hot.
  • (of the weather, hyperbole) Very hot.
  • Derived terms

    * boiling hot

    Adverb

    (-)
  • (of adjectives associated with heat) Extremely
  • He was boiling mad.
    English degree adverbs