boil


boil
1. noun /bɔɪl/
a) A localized accumulation of pus in the skin, resulting from infection.

Add the noodles when the water comes to the boil.

b) The point at which fluid begins to change to a vapour.
2. verb /bɔɪl/
a) To heat (a liquid) to the point where it begins to turn into a gas.

Boil some water in a pan.

b) To cook in boiling water.

Boil the eggs for two minutes.

Syn: seethe, be baking, be scorching, be sweltering, be seething, be stewing
Ant: condense, be freezing
See Also: ebullient

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