Synonyms for boil

Noun

1. boil, furuncle, staphylococcal infection
usage: a painful sore with a hard core filled with pus
2. boiling point, boil, temperature
usage: the temperature at which a liquid boils at sea level; "they brought the water to a boil"

Verb

1. boil, change state, turn
usage: come to the boiling point and change from a liquid to vapor; "Water boils at 100 degrees Celsius"
2. boil, change
usage: immerse or be immersed in a boiling liquid, often for cooking purposes; "boil potatoes"; "boil wool"
3. boil, change, alter, modify
usage: bring to, or maintain at, the boiling point; "boil this liquid until it evaporates"
4. churn, boil, moil, roil, move
usage: be agitated; "the sea was churning in the storm"
5. seethe, boil, be
usage: be in an agitated emotional state; "The customer was seething with anger"
WordNet 3.0 Copyright © 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

Related Content

Synonyms Index