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Definition 1: the temperature at which a liquid boils at sea level - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where boil or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they brought the water to a boil

Synonyms for boil in the sense of this definition

(boil is a kind of ...) the degree of hotness or coldness of a body or environment (corresponding to its molecular activity)

Definition 2: a painful sore with a hard core filled with pus - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for boil in the sense of this definition

(boil is a kind of ...) an infection with staphylococcus bacteria; usually marked by abscess formation

(... is a kind of boil ) a boil or abscess on the gums

Definition 3: immerse or be immersed in a boiling liquid, often for cooking purposes - [verb of change]

Samples where boil or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • boil potatoes
  • boil wool

(boil is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

(... is a kind of boil ) boil excessively

"The peas are overboiled"

(... is a kind of boil ) boil slowly at low temperature

"simmer the sauce" "simmering water"

Definition 4: come to the boiling point and change from a liquid to vapor - [verb of change]

Samples where boil or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Water boils at 100 degrees Celsius

(boil is a kind of ...) undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

"We turned from Socialism to Capitalism" "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"

(... is a kind of boil ) overflow or cause to overflow while boiling

"The milk is boiling over"

Definition 5: bring to, or maintain at, the boiling point - [verb of change]

Samples where boil or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • boil this liquid until it evaporates

(boil is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of boil ) extract the essence of something by boiling it

(boil causes ...) come to the boiling point and change from a liquid to vapor

"Water boils at 100 degrees Celsius"

Definition 6: be in an agitated emotional state - [verb of emotion]

Samples where boil or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The customer was seething with anger

Synonyms for boil in the sense of this definition

(boil is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

(... is a kind of boil ) overflow with a certain feeling

"The children bubbled over with joy" "My boss was bubbling over with anger"

(... is a kind of boil ) be in an agitated or excited state

"The Middle East is fermenting" "Her mind ferments"

(... is a kind of boil ) seethe with deep anger or resentment

"She was sizzling with anger"

Definition 7: be agitated - [verb of motion]

Samples where boil or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the sea was churning in the storm

Synonyms for boil in the sense of this definition

(boil is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

(... is a kind of boil ) boil vigorously

"The liquid was seething" "The water rolled"

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