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Noun: boiling  boy-ling
  1. The application of heat to change something from a liquid to a gas
  2. Cooking in a liquid that has been brought to a boil
    - stewing, simmering
Adverb: boiling  boy-ling
  1. Passionately or agitatedly
    "boiling mad"
Adjective: boiling  boy-ling
  1. Feeling uncomfortably hot
    - sweltering, baking, roasting, steaming
Verb: boil  boyl
  1. Come to the boiling point and change from a liquid to vapour
    "Water boils at 100 degrees Celsius"
  2. Immerse or be immersed in a boiling liquid, often for cooking purposes
    "boil potatoes"; "boil wool"
  3. Bring to, or maintain at, the boiling point
    "boil this liquid until it evaporates"
  4. Be agitated
    "the sea was boiling in the storm";
    - churn, moil [N. Amer], roil
  5. Be in an agitated emotional state
    "The customer was boiling with anger";
    - seethe

Derived forms: boilings

Type of: alter, be, change, change state, cookery, cooking, evaporation, heating, modify, move, preparation, turn, vapor [US], vaporisation [Brit], vaporization, vapour [Brit, Cdn], warming

Antonym: freeze

Encyclopedia: Boiling, James

Boil, Bulgaria