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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Boil  \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. 
  31. 
 
  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. 
  --Surrey. 
 
  5.  To  be  in  boiling  water,  as  in  cooking;  as  the  potatoes 
  are  boiling. 
 
  {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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Boil  \Boil\,  n. 
  Act  or  state  of  boiling.  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Boil  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Boil  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  boil 
  n  1:  a  painful  sore  with  a  hard  pus-filled  core  [syn:  {furuncle}] 
  2:  the  temperature  at  which  a  liquid  boils  at  sea  level:  "the 
  brought  to  water  to  a  boil"  [syn:  {boiling  point}] 
  v  1:  come  to  the  boiling  point  and  change  from  a  liquid  to  vapor; 
  "Water  boils  at  100  degrees  Celsius"  [ant:  {freeze}] 
  2:  cook  in  boiling  liquid;  "boil  potatoes" 
  3:  bring  to  or  maintain  at  the  boiling  point,  as  of  water  and 
  other  liquids;  "boil  this  liquid  until  it  evaporates" 
  4:  be  agitated;  of  liquids  [syn:  {churn},  {moil},  {roil}] 
  5:  have  violent  emotions,  such  as  anger  or  frustration  [syn:  {seethe}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Boil 
  (rendered  botch"  in  Deut.  28:27,  35),  an  aggravated  ulcer,  as 
  in  the  case  of  Hezekiah  (2  Kings  20:7;  Isa.  38:21)  or  of  the 
  Egyptians  (Ex.  9:9,  10,  11;  Deut.  28:27,  35).  It  designates  the 
  disease  of  Job  (2:7),  which  was  probably  the  black  leprosy. 
 




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