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  4  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]: 
 
  Boiling  \Boil"ing\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  ebullition  or  of  tumultuous  agitation. 
 
  2.  Exposure  to  the  action  of  a  hot  liquid. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Boiling  \Boil"ing\,  a. 
  Heated  to  the  point  of  bubbling;  heaving  with  bubbles;  in 
  tumultuous  agitation,  as  boiling  liquid;  surging;  seething; 
  swelling  with  heat,  ardor,  or  passion. 
 
  {Boiling  point},  the  temperature  at  which  a  fluid  is 
  converted  into  vapor,  with  the  phenomena  of  ebullition. 
  This  is  different  for  different  liquids,  and  for  the  same 
  liquid  under  different  pressures.  For  water,  at  the  level 
  of  the  sea,  barometer  30  in.,  it  is  212  [deg]  Fahrenheit; 
  for  alcohol,  172.96[deg];  for  ether,  94.8[deg];  for 
  mercury,  about  675[deg].  The  boiling  point  of  water  is 
  lowered  one  degree  Fahrenheit  for  about  550  feet  of  ascent 
  above  the  level  of  the  sea. 
 
  {Boiling  spring},  a  spring  which  gives  out  very  hot  water,  or 
  water  and  steam,  often  ejecting  it  with  much  force;  a 
  geyser. 
 
  {To  be  at  the  boiling  point},  to  be  very  angry. 
 
  {To  keep  the  pot  boiling},  to  keep  going  on  actively,  as  in 
  certain  games.  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  boiling 
  adj  1:  intensely  stirred  up  especially  by  anger  or  resentment;  "he 
  is  boiling  with  anger";  "still  sizzling  over  the 
  insult"  [syn:  {sizzling}] 
  2:  hot  enough  to  boil;  "boiling  water"  [syn:  {scalding}] 
  n  1:  the  application  of  heat  to  change  something  from  a  liquid  to 
  a  gas 
  2:  cooking  in  a  boiling  liquid  [syn:  {stewing},  {simmering}] 
  adv  :  (informal)  extremely;  "boiling  mad" 




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