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1. boil

verb. ['ˈbɔɪl'] come to the boiling point and change from a liquid to vapor.

Synonyms

  • boil over
  • turn
  • overboil

Antonyms

  • go
  • stay in place
  • rise
  • precede

Etymology

  • bile (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • byl (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • boillen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • boillir (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Boil

  • statoil
  • guilfoil
  • embroil
  • britoil
  • uncoil
  • recoil
  • oleoyl
  • lukoil
  • gatoil
  • spoil
  • oboyle
  • o'boyle
  • croyle
  • broil
  • toil
  • soil
  • royle
  • roil
  • moyle
  • moyl
  • hoyle
  • foyle
  • foil
  • doyle
  • coyle
  • coile
  • coil
  • boyle

Example sentences of the word boil


1. Noun, singular or mass
Cover the pan and bring the water to a boil.

2. Verb, base form
Add the cashews to the water and allow them to boil for one minute.

Quotes containing the word boil


1. Maybe if I had to boil it down to one easy sentence, it would be this: I believe in evolution, and I believe in God. I just haven't worked out the details yet.
- Robin Brande, Evolution, Me & Other Freaks of Nature

2. Material wealth can be bad for your health.Because when you’re in the soil it’ll make your blood boil,that you couldn’t keep it all for your self.
- Benny Bellamacina

3. As followers of Christ, we are to be careful not to remain victims of the many cultural presuppositions of who he is, and what he teaches, insofar as taking for granted our own caricatures of him. Let it boil in both mind and heart the question, 'If Jesus were to appear today, how many of us would actually recognize him and his teachings (or would it simply be a recount of his first visit)?
- Criss Jami, Killosophy

2. boil

verb. ['ˈbɔɪl'] immerse or be immersed in a boiling liquid, often for cooking purposes.

Synonyms

  • simmer
  • overboil

Antonyms

  • disagree
  • descend
  • linger

Etymology

  • bile (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • byl (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • boillen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • boillir (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. boil

verb. ['ˈbɔɪl'] bring to, or maintain at, the boiling point.

Synonyms

  • alter
  • modify
  • change

Antonyms

  • ride
  • follow
  • fall
  • ascend

Etymology

  • bile (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • byl (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • boillen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • boillir (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. boil

noun. ['ˈbɔɪl'] the temperature at which a liquid boils at sea level.

Synonyms

  • boiling point

Antonyms

  • converge
  • be well

Etymology

  • bile (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • byl (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • boillen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • boillir (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. boil

noun. ['ˈbɔɪl'] a painful sore with a hard core filled with pus.

Synonyms

  • staphylococcal infection
  • furuncle

Antonyms

  • change
  • miss
  • differ

Etymology

  • bile (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • byl (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • boillen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • boillir (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. boil

verb. ['ˈbɔɪl'] be agitated.

Synonyms

  • moil
  • seethe
  • roil
  • move
  • roll

Antonyms

  • raise
  • pull
  • unwind
  • arrange

Etymology

  • bile (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • byl (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • boillen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • boillir (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

7. boil

verb. ['ˈbɔɪl'] be in an agitated emotional state.

Synonyms

  • sizzle
  • be
  • overflow
  • spill over
  • ferment
  • seethe

Antonyms

  • rush
  • enter
  • hop out
  • push

Etymology

  • bile (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • byl (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • boillen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • boillir (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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