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Etymology 1

From Middle English bile, from Old English.

Noun

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boil

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  1. A localized accumulation of pus in the skin, resulting from infection.
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Etymology 2

From Old French boillir (French: bouillir), from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] bullire (to boil up)

Noun

Singular
boil

Plural
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  1. The point at which fluid begins to change to a vapour.
    Add the noodles when the water comes to the boil.
  2. The collective noun for a group of hawks.
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Verb

Infinitive
to boil

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to boil (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To heat (a liquid) to the point where it begins to turn into a gas.
    Boil some water in a pan.
  2. (transitive) To cook in boiling water.
    Boil the eggs for two minutes.
  3. (intransitive) Of a liquid, to begin to turn into a gas.
    Pure water boils at 100 degrees Celsius.
  4. (intransitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Said of weather being uncomfortably hot.
    It’s boiling outside!
  5. (intransitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To feel uncomfortably hot.
    I’m boiling in here – could you open the window?
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