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noun. ['ˈbɔɪlɪŋ'] the application of heat to change something from a liquid to a gas.
Rhymes with Boiling
Sentences with boiling
1. Verb, gerund or present participle
Pour another bucket of boiling water down the drain in the morning if it has not unclogged.
2. Noun, singular or mass
Pour boiling water into the holes in the trunk daily until you see the trunk starting to rot.
Follow this with boiling water and then a cup of vinegar.
Quotes about boiling
1. Life has evolved to thrive in environments that are extreme only by our limited human standards: in the boiling battery acid of Yellowstone hot springs, in the cracks of permanent ice sheets, in the cooling waters of nuclear reactors, miles beneath the Earth's crust, in pure salt crystals, and inside the rocks of the dry valleys of Antarctica.
- Jill Tarter
2. I've heard that people stand in bad situations because a relationship like that gets turned up by degrees. It is said that a frog will jump out of a pot of boiling water. Place him in a pot and turn it up a little at a time, and he will stay until he is boiled to death. Us frogs understand this.
- Deb Caletti, Stay
3. If pain is a pot of boiling water, humor can be the rising steam.
- Cameron Conaway, Caged: Memoirs of a Cage-Fighting Poet
noun. ['ˈbɔɪlɪŋ'] cooking in a liquid that has been brought to a boil.