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Definition of Boils
BoilBoil Boil (boil), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Boiled (boild); p. pr.
& vb. n. Boiling.] [OE. boilen, OF. boilir, builir, F.
bouillir, fr. L. bullire to be in a bubbling motion, from
bulla bubble; akin to Gr. ?, Lith. bumbuls. Cf. Bull an
edict, Budge, v., and Ebullition.]
1. To be agitated, or tumultuously moved, as a liquid by the
generation and rising of bubbles of steam (or vapor), or
of currents produced by heating it to the boiling point;
to be in a state of ebullition; as, the water boils.
2. To be agitated like boiling water, by any other cause than
heat; to bubble; to effervesce; as, the boiling waves.
He maketh the deep to boil like a pot. --Job xii.
3. To pass from a liquid to an a["e]riform state or vapor
when heated; as, the water boils away.
4. To be moved or excited with passion; to be hot or fervid;
as, his blood boils with anger.
Then boiled my breast with flame and burning wrath.
5. To be in boiling water, as in cooking; as, the potatoes
To boil away, to vaporize; to evaporate or be evaporated by
the action of heat.
To boil over, to run over the top of a vessel, as liquid
when thrown into violent agitation by heat or other cause
of effervescence; to be excited with ardor or passion so
as to lose self-control.
Boil Boil, n.
Act or state of boiling. [Colloq.]
BoilBoil Boil, n. [Influenced by boil, v. See Beal, Bile.]
A hard, painful, inflamed tumor, which, on suppuration,
discharges pus, mixed with blood, and discloses a small
fibrous mass of dead tissue, called the core.
A blind boil, one that suppurates imperfectly, or fails to
come to a head.
Delhi boil (Med.), a peculiar affection of the skin,
probably parasitic in origin, prevailing in India (as
among the British troops) and especially at Delhi. BoilBoil Boil, v. t.
1. To heat to the boiling point, or so as to cause
ebullition; as, to boil water.
2. To form, or separate, by boiling or evaporation; as, to
boil sugar or salt.
3. To subject to the action of heat in a boiling liquid so as
to produce some specific effect, as cooking, cleansing,
etc.; as, to boil meat; to boil clothes.
The stomach cook is for the hall, And boileth meate
for them all. --Gower.
4. To steep or soak in warm water. [Obs.]
To try whether seeds be old or new, the sense can
not inform; but if you boil them in water, the new
seeds will sprout sooner. --Bacon.
To boil down, to reduce in bulk by boiling; as, to boil
down sap or sirup.
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