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Another word for boil

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Verb
  1. To cook (food) in liquid heated to the point of steaming

      1. To cook (food) by simmering or boiling slowly.
      2. To undergo cooking by boiling slowly or simmering.
      3. To suffer with oppressive heat or stuffy confinement; swelter.
      1. To be cooked gently or remain just at or below the boiling point.
      2. To be filled with pent-up emotion:
      3. To be in a state of mild agitation or turmoil:
      1. To cook partially by boiling for a brief period:
      2. To subject to intense, often uncomfortable heat.
    See also:

    ingestion

  2. To be in a state of emotional or mental turmoil

      1. To burn with little smoke and no flame.
      2. To exist in a suppressed state:
      3. To show signs of repressed anger or hatred.
      1. To be cooked gently or remain just at or below the boiling point.
      2. To be filled with pent-up emotion:
      3. To be in a state of mild agitation or turmoil:
      1. To churn and foam as if boiling.
      2. To be in a state of turmoil or ferment:
      3. To be violently excited or agitated:
      1. Something, such as a yeast, bacterium, mold, or enzyme, that causes fermentation.
      2. Fermentation.
      3. A state of agitation or of turbulent change or development.
      1. A vessel or device in which cream or milk is agitated to separate the oily globules from the caseous and serous parts, used to make butter.
      2. Turbulence or agitation:
      3. To agitate or stir (milk or cream) in order to make butter.
      1. To undergo combustion or be consumed as fuel:
      2. To be damaged, injured, or destroyed by fire, heat, radiation, electricity, or a caustic agent:
      3. To consume fuel:
      1. A thin, usually spherical or hemispherical film of liquid filled with air or gas:
      2. A globular body of air or gas formed within a liquid:
      3. A pocket formed in a solid by air or gas that is trapped, as during cooling or hardening.
    See also:

    calm

Idioms:

    boil away

  1. To pass off as vapor, especially when heated

  2. boil down

  3. To reduce in complexity or scope

Another word for boil

Verb
  1. To subject to or continue boiling

      1. A strong, pressurized, steam-heated vessel, as for laboratory experiments, sterilization, or cooking.
      1. To make free from live bacteria or other microorganisms.
      2. To eliminate the ability of a person or animal to produce offspring, as by altering or removing the reproductive organs.
      3. To make incapable of bearing fruit or germinating.
      1. To convert or change into a vapor.
      2. To draw off in the form of vapor.
      3. To draw moisture from, as by heating, leaving only the dry solid portion.
      1. (intransitive) To boil to such an extent as to overflow its container.
      2. (idiomatic, of anger, etc.) To reach the point where aggressive action is taken.
      1. Having a sharp inclination; precipitous.
      2. At a rapid or precipitous rate:
      3. Excessive; stiff:
      1. To make (ale or beer) from malt and hops by infusion, boiling, and fermentation.
      2. To make (a beverage) by boiling, steeping, or mixing various ingredients:
      3. To concoct; devise:
      1. A form of energy associated with the motion of atoms or molecules and capable of being transmitted through solid and fluid media by conduction, through fluid media by convection, and through empty space by radiation.
      2. The transfer of energy from one body to another as a result of a difference in temperature or a change in phase.
      3. The sensation or perception of such energy as warmth or hotness.
      1. To burn (a person, for example) with hot liquid or steam.
      2. To subject to or treat with boiling water:
      3. To heat (a liquid, such as milk) almost to the boiling point.
      1. To cook in water just below the boiling point:
      2. To treat indulgently; baby.
      1. To cook in a boiling or simmering liquid:
      1. To take the color from; bleach.
      2. To whiten (a growing plant or plant part) by covering to cut off direct light.
      3. To whiten (a metal) by soaking in acid or by coating with tin.
      1. To cook partially by boiling for a brief period:
      2. To subject to intense, often uncomfortable heat.
      1. The vapor phase of water.
      2. A mist of cooling water vapor.
      3. Pressurized water vapor used for heating, cooking, or to provide mechanical power.
      1. To cook (food) by simmering or boiling slowly.
      2. To undergo cooking by boiling slowly or simmering.
      3. To suffer with oppressive heat or stuffy confinement; swelter.
      1. A thin, usually spherical or hemispherical film of liquid filled with air or gas:
      2. A globular body of air or gas formed within a liquid:
      3. A pocket formed in a solid by air or gas that is trapped, as during cooling or hardening.
      1. To be cooked gently or remain just at or below the boiling point.
      2. To be filled with pent-up emotion:
      3. To be in a state of mild agitation or turmoil:
      1. To churn and foam as if boiling.
      2. To be in a state of turmoil or ferment:
      3. To be violently excited or agitated:
    See also:

    cook

  2. To seethe

      1. A gurgling or bubbling sound, as of running water.
      2. A rapid, excited flow of speech.
      3. A separation in the boundary layer of fluid about a moving streamlined body, such as the wing of an airplane, causing a breakdown in the smooth flow of fluid and resulting in turbulence.
      1. To perform acrobatic feats such as somersaults, rolls, or twists.
      2. To fall, roll, or move end over end:
      3. To spill, roll out, or emerge in confusion or disorder:
      1. To rise and move in a billowing or swelling manner.
      2. To roll or be tossed about on waves, as a boat.
      3. To move like advancing waves:
      1. Something, such as a yeast, bacterium, mold, or enzyme, that causes fermentation.
      2. Fermentation.
      3. A state of agitation or of turbulent change or development.
      1. A colloidal dispersion of a gas in a liquid or solid medium, such as shaving cream, foam rubber, or a substance used to fight fires. A foam may be produced, especially on the surface of a liquid, by agitation or by a chemical reaction, such as fermentation.
      2. Any of various light, porous, semirigid or spongy materials, usually the solidified form of a liquid full of gas bubbles, used as a building material or for thermal insulation or shock absorption, as in packaging.
      3. Frothy saliva produced especially as a result of physical exertion or a pathological condition.
      1. A mass of bubbles in or on a liquid; foam.
      2. Salivary foam released as a result of disease or exhaustion.
      3. Something unsubstantial or trivial:
      1. A vessel or device in which cream or milk is agitated to separate the oily globules from the caseous and serous parts, used to make butter.
      2. Turbulence or agitation:
      3. To agitate or stir (milk or cream) in order to make butter.
      1. To churn and foam as if boiling.
      2. To be in a state of turmoil or ferment:
      3. To be violently excited or agitated:
      1. To cause (liquid, for example) to pass through a porous substance or small holes; filter.
      2. To pass or ooze through:
      3. To make (coffee) in a percolator.
      1. To flow in a broken irregular current with a bubbling sound:
      2. To make a sound similar to this:
      3. To express or pronounce with a broken, irregular, bubbling sound.
      1. To emit small bubbles of gas, as a carbonated or fermenting liquid.
      2. To escape from a liquid as bubbles; bubble up.
      3. To show high spirits or animation.
    See also:

    bubble

  3. To be angry

    See also:

    rage

    fume

Synonym Study

  • Stew refers to slow, prolonged boiling or, in an extended colloquial sense, unrest caused by worry, anxiety, or resentment
  • Simmer implies a gentle, continuous cooking at or just below the boiling point or, metaphorically, imminence of eruption, as in anger or revolt
  • Seethe suggests violent boiling with much bubbling and foaming or, in an extended sense, excitement the country seethed with rebellion
  • Boil , the basic word, refers to the bubbling up and vaporization of a liquid over direct heat or, metaphorically, to great agitation, as with rage it made my blood boil