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English noun: boiling

1. boiling (process) the application of heat to change something from a liquid to a gas

Broader (hypernym)evaporation, heating, vapor, vaporisation, vaporization, vapour, warming

Narrower (hyponym)decoction mashing, decoction process

2. boiling (act) cooking in a liquid that has been brought to a boil

Synonymssimmering, stewing

Broader (hypernym)cookery, cooking, preparation

English adverb: boiling

1. boiling extremely

SamplesBoiling mad.

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