Boil vs Infusion - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between boil and infusion
is that boil
is a localized accumulation of pus in the skin, resulting from infection or boil
can be the point at which fluid begins to change to a vapour while infusion
is tea (infusion made from herbs
As a verb boil
is to heat (a liquid) to the point where it begins to turn into a gas.
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
A product consisting of a liquid which has had other ingredients steeped in it to extract useful qualities.
The act of steeping or soaking a substance in liquid so as to extract medicinal or herbal qualities.
The act of installing a quality into a person.
* 1602 : , act V scene 1
- An extract of rooibos and chamomile makes a refreshing infusion .
(obsolete) The act of dipping into a fluid.
- [...] but in the verity of extolment / I take him to be a soul of great article and his infusion / of such dearth and rareness as, to make true diction of / him, his semblable in his mirror, and who else would / trace him, his umbrage, nothing more.