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English noun: boil

1. boil (state) a painful sore with a hard core filled with pus


Synonymsfuruncle


Broader (hypernym)staphylococcal infection


Narrower (hyponym)gumboil

2. boil (attribute) the temperature at which a liquid boils at sea level


SamplesThey brought the water to a boil.


Synonymsboiling point


Broader (hypernym)temperature


English verb: boil

1. boil (change) come to the boiling point and change from a liquid to vapor


SamplesWater boils at 100 degrees Celsius.


ExamplesThe water boils


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)change state, turn


Narrower (hyponym)boil over, overboil


Antonymsfreeze

2. boil (change) immerse or be immersed in a boiling liquid, often for cooking purposes


SamplesBoil potatoes.
Boil wool.


ExamplesThe chefs boil the vegetables


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)change


Narrower (hyponym)overboil, simmer

3. boil (change) bring to, or maintain at, the boiling point


SamplesBoil this liquid until it evaporates.


ExamplesThey boil the water


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)decoct


Causeboil

4. boil (motion) be agitated


SamplesThe sea was churning in the storm.


ExamplesThe water boils


Synonymschurn, moil, roil


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)move


Narrower (hyponym)roll, seethe

5. boil (emotion) be in an agitated emotional state


SamplesThe customer was seething with anger.


ExamplesSam and Sue boil over the results of the experiment


Synonymsseethe


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)be


Narrower (hyponym)bubble over, ferment, overflow, sizzle, spill over









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