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  3  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]: 
 
  Boiled  \Boiled\,  a. 
  Dressed  or  cooked  by  boiling;  subjected  to  the  action  of  a 
  boiling  liquid;  as  boiled  meat;  a  boiled  dinner;  boiled 
  clothes. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  boiled 
  adj  :  cooked  in  hot  water  [syn:  {poached},  {stewed}] 




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