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(Archaic) To boil.
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  1. (Archaic) To boil.
  2. To boil or to surge, bubble, or foam as if boiling
  3. To soak, steep, or saturate in liquid
(Intransitive) To cook or undergo heating slowly at or below the boiling point.
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  1. (Intransitive) To cook or undergo heating slowly at or below the boiling point.
  2. To be filled with pent-up emotion:
  3. To remain at or just below the boiling point, usually forming tiny bubbles with a low, murmuring sound
To become active or intense enough to come into prominence:
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  1. To become active or intense enough to come into prominence:
  2. To form or give off bubbles:
  3. To rise to the surface:
To undergo cooking by boiling slowly or simmering.
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  1. To undergo cooking by boiling slowly or simmering.
  2. To be oppressed with heat, crowded conditions, etc.
  3. (Informal) To suffer with oppressive heat or stuffy confinement; swelter.
To become or rise up as steam:
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  1. To become or rise up as steam:
  2. To expose to steam, as in cooking.
  3. To generate steam
To make uncomfortably hot; overheat
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  1. To make uncomfortably hot; overheat
  2. To boil (meat or vegetables) until partly cooked, as in preparation for roasting
  3. To subject to intense, often uncomfortable heat.
To cause to turn white or become pale.
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  1. To cause to turn white or become pale.
  2. To whiten (a growing plant or plant part) by covering to cut off direct light.
  3. To remove the skins of (almonds) by blanching
To sink into soft or wet earth when walking
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  1. To sink into soft or wet earth when walking
  2. To cook something in simmering water
  3. To cook (fish, an egg without its shell, etc.) in water or other liquid near boiling point, or in a small receptacle placed over boiling water
To treat indulgently; baby.
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  1. To treat indulgently; baby.
  2. To treat (someone) with more care or concern than is required or regarded as appropriate; be overindulgent toward; cosset; pamper
  3. To cook (esp. eggs in the shell) gently by heating in water not quite at boiling temperature
To burn (a person, for example) with hot liquid or steam.
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  1. To burn (a person, for example) with hot liquid or steam.
  2. To heat (a liquid, such as milk) almost to the boiling point.
  3. To burn or injure with hot liquid or steam
Internal energy that is transferred to a physical system from outside the system because of a difference in temperature and does not result in work done by the system on its surroundings. Absorption of energy by a system as heat takes the form of increased kinetic energy of its molecules, thus resulting in an increase in temperature of the system. Heat is transferred from one system to another in the direction of higher to lower temperature.
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  1. Internal energy that is transferred to a physical system from outside the system because of a difference in temperature and does not result in work done by the system on its surroundings. Absorption of energy by a system as heat takes the form of increased kinetic energy of its molecules, thus resulting in an increase in temperature of the system. Heat is transferred from one system to another in the direction of higher to lower temperature.
  2. To become warm or hot.
  3. (Physics) To increase the heat energy of an object.
To be made by boiling or steeping:
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  1. To be made by boiling or steeping:
  2. To begin to form
  3. To make (tea, coffee, etc.) by infusing tea leaves, ground coffee beans, etc. with hot water
To immerse, saturate, absorb, or imbue
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  1. To immerse, saturate, absorb, or imbue
  2. To undergo a soaking in liquid.
  3. To soak in liquid, so as to soften, clean, extract the essence of, etc.
(Idiomatic, of anger, etc.) To reach the point where aggressive action is taken.
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  1. (Idiomatic, of anger, etc.) To reach the point where aggressive action is taken.
  2. (Intransitive) To boil to such an extent as to overflow its container.
To produce vapor.
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  1. To produce vapor.
  2. To change (a liquid or solid) into vapor; drive out or draw off in the form of vapor
  3. To draw moisture from, as by heating, leaving only the dry solid portion.
(Economics) To place (gold) in safekeeping so as not to affect the supply of money or credit.
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  1. (Economics) To place (gold) in safekeeping so as not to affect the supply of money or credit.
  2. To make free of living microorganisms, as by subjecting to great heat or chemical action
  3. To eliminate the ability of a person or animal to produce offspring, as by altering or removing the reproductive organs.
To sterilize or cook by means of such a device
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  1. To sterilize or cook by means of such a device
  2. An airtight steel vessel used to heat substances and objects under very high pressures. Autoclaves are used in laboratory experiments and for sterilization.
(Intransitive, of a liquid) to emit small bubbles of dissolved gas; to froth or fizz
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  1. (Intransitive, of a liquid) to emit small bubbles of dissolved gas; to froth or fizz
  2. (Intransitive, of a gas) to escape from solution in a liquid in the form of bubbles
  3. To give off gas bubbles, as carbonated beverages; bubble; foam
To make a sound similar to this:
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  1. To make a sound similar to this:
  2. To express or pronounce with a broken, irregular, bubbling sound.
  3. To flow in a broken irregular current with a bubbling sound:
To pass or ooze through:
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  1. To pass or ooze through:
  2. To cause (liquid, for example) to pass through a porous substance or small holes; filter.
  3. To drain or seep through a porous material or filter.
To be violently agitated or disturbed
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  1. To be violently agitated or disturbed
  2. To soak, steep, or saturate in liquid
  3. To churn and foam as if boiling.
To use a churn in making butter
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  1. To use a churn in making butter
  2. To move by agitating water or by means of a pumping action:
  3. To produce (foam, etc.) by stirring vigorously
To cause to foam.
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  1. To cause to foam.
  2. To produce froth; foam
  3. To cover with foam
To produce foam from the mouth, as from exertion or a pathological condition.
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  1. To produce foam from the mouth, as from exertion or a pathological condition.
  2. To form, produce, or gather foam; froth
  3. To produce or issue as foam; froth.
To undergo or cause to undergo fermentation:
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  1. To undergo or cause to undergo fermentation:
  2. To produce by or as if by fermentation.
  3. To be in the process of fermentation
To improve one's performance suddenly, especially in bettering one's standing in a competition.
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  1. To improve one's performance suddenly, especially in bettering one's standing in a competition.
  2. A coastal rise in water level caused by wind.
  3. To have a heavy, violent swelling motion; move in or as in a surge or surges
To move quickly or awkwardly:
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  1. To move quickly or awkwardly:
  2. To spill, roll out, or emerge in confusion or disorder:
  3. To put, spill, or toss haphazardly:
To babble; to speak in an excited rush.
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  1. To babble; to speak in an excited rush.
  2. To babble as a child does
  3. To speak quickly and excitedly; gush.
Smoke, vapor, or gas, especially if irritating, harmful, or smelly.
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  1. Smoke, vapor, or gas, especially if irritating, harmful, or smelly.
  2. To emit fumes.
  3. To expose to fumes
To soak, steep, or saturate in liquid
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  1. To soak, steep, or saturate in liquid
  2. To boil or to surge, bubble, or foam as if boiling
  3. To be violently agitated or disturbed
(Physics) To cause the atoms of a solid to be removed from the surface by bombardment with atoms in a discharge tube.
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  1. (Physics) To cause the atoms of a solid to be removed from the surface by bombardment with atoms in a discharge tube.
  2. To speak hastily in a confused, explosive manner
  3. (Physics) To coat (a solid surface) with metal atoms by sputtering.
To cook partially by boiling for a brief period:
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  1. To cook partially by boiling for a brief period:
  2. To boil (meat or vegetables) until partly cooked, as in preparation for roasting
  3. To subject to intense, often uncomfortable heat.
To cause to cook or to cause to undergo heating slowly at or below the boiling point.
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  1. To cause to cook or to cause to undergo heating slowly at or below the boiling point.
  2. (Intransitive) To cook or undergo heating slowly at or below the boiling point.
  3. To be filled with pent-up emotion:
To be oppressed with heat, crowded conditions, etc.
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  1. To be oppressed with heat, crowded conditions, etc.
  2. (Informal) To suffer with oppressive heat or stuffy confinement; swelter.
  3. To undergo cooking by boiling slowly or simmering.
To rise to the surface:
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  1. To rise to the surface:
  2. To become active or intense enough to come into prominence:
  3. To form or give off bubbles:
To execute or kill with fire:
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  1. To execute or kill with fire:
  2. To be very eager:
  3. To harden or impart a finish to by subjecting to intense heat; fire:
(Figuratively) To produce excessive and sometimes undesirable or unproductive activity or motion.
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  1. (Figuratively) To produce excessive and sometimes undesirable or unproductive activity or motion.
  2. To use a churn in making butter
  3. To move by agitating water or by means of a pumping action:
To produce by or as if by fermentation.
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  1. To produce by or as if by fermentation.
  2. To be in the process of fermentation
  3. To undergo or cause to undergo fermentation:
To boil (something).
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  1. To boil (something).
  2. To boil or to surge, bubble, or foam as if boiling
  3. To soak, steep, or saturate in liquid
(Intransitive) To cook or undergo heating slowly at or below the boiling point.
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  1. (Intransitive) To cook or undergo heating slowly at or below the boiling point.
  2. To be about to break out, as in anger, revolt, etc.
  3. To remain at or just below the boiling point, usually forming tiny bubbles with a low, murmuring sound
To have or show feelings of suppressed anger, hate, passion, etc.
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  1. To have or show feelings of suppressed anger, hate, passion, etc.
  2. To burn with little smoke and no flame.
  3. To burn and smoke without flame; be consumed by slow combustion

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
Find another word for boil. In this page you can discover 48 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for boil, like: seethe, simmer, bubble, stew, steam, parboil, blanch, poach, coddle, scald and heat.