Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To be agitated, or tumultuously moved, as a liquid by the generation and rising of bubbles of steam (or vapor), or of currents produced by heating it to the boiling point; to be in a state of ebullition;
as, the water.
To be agitated like boiling water, by any other cause than heat; to bubble; to effervesce;
He maketh the deep to
boillike a pot.
Job xii. 31.
To pass from a liquid to an aëriform state or vapor when heated;
as, the water.
To be moved or excited with passion; to be hot or fervid;
as, his blood.
boiledmy breast with flame and burning wrath.
To be in boiling water, as in cooking;
as, the potatoes are.
To boil away,
to vaporize; to evaporate or be evaporated by the action of heat.–
To boil over,
to run over the top of a vessel, as liquid when thrown into violent agitation by heat or other cause of effervescence; to be excited with ardor or passion so as to lose self-control.
To heat to the boiling point, or so as to cause ebullition;
To form, or separate, by boiling or evaporation;
boilsugar or salt
To subject to the action of heat in a boiling liquid so as to produce some specific effect, as cooking, cleansing, etc.;
The stomach cook is for the hall,
boilethmeate for them all.
To steep or soak in warm water.
To try whether seeds be old or new, the sense can not inform; but if you
boilthem in water, the new seeds will sprout sooner.
To boil down,
to reduce in bulk by boiling; as, to boil down sap or sirup.
Act or state of boiling.
A hard, painful, inflamed tumor, which, on suppuration, discharges pus, mixed with blood, and discloses a small fibrous mass of dead tissue, called the core.
A blind boil,
one that suppurates imperfectly, or fails to come to a head.–
a peculiar affection of the skin, probably parasitic in origin, prevailing in India (as among the British troops) and especially at Delhi.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To swell,heave, or be agitated by the action of heat; to bubble; to rise in bubbles; as, the water boils. In a chimical sense, to pass from a liquid to an aeriform state or vapor, with a bubbling motion.
2.To be agitated by any other cause than heat; as, the boiling waves which roll and foam.
3.To be hot or fervid; to swell by native heat, vigor or irritation; as the boiling blood of youth; his blood boils with anger.
4.To be in boiling water;to suffer boiling heat in water or other liquid, for cookery or other purpose.
5.To bubble; to effervesce; as a mixture of acid and alkali. To boil away, to evaporate by boiling.
To boil over, is to run over the top of a vessel, as liquor when thrown into violent agitation by heat or other cause of effervescence.
1.To prepare for some use in boiling liquor; as, to boil silk, thread or cloth. To form by boiling and evaporation. This word is applied to a variety of processes for different purposes; as, to boil salt, or sugar, &c. In general, boiling is a violent agitation, occasioned by heat; to boil a liquor is to subject it to heat till it bubbles, and to boil any solid substance is to subject it to heat in a boiling liquid.