American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Heated to or past the boiling point: a kettle of boiling water.
- adj. Very angry or upset; seething.
- adv. Used as an intensive: fainted because it was boiling hot; boiling mad over the mistake.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- At the temperature at which any specified liquid passes into a gaseous state; bubbling up under the action of heat: as, boiling water; boiling springs.
- Figuratively— Fiercely agitated; raging: as, the boiling seas.
- Heated; inflamed; bursting with passion: as, boiling indignation.
- v. present participle of boil.
- n. The process of changing the state of a substance from liquid to gas by heating it to its boiling point.
- adj. That boils or boil.
- adj. of a thing, informal, hyperbolic Extremely hot.
- adj. of a person, informal, hyperbolic Feeling uncomfortably hot.
- adj. of the weather, hyperbolic Very hot.
- adv. Extremely
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Heated to the point of bubbling; heaving with bubbles; in tumultuous agitation, as boiling liquid; surging; seething; swelling with heat, ardor, or passion.
- n. The act of ebullition or of tumultuous agitation.
- n. Exposure to the action of a hot liquid.
- adv. extremely.
- n. cooking in a liquid that has been brought to a boil
- n. the application of heat to change something from a liquid to a gas
“It should not cease boiling one moment from the time it is put in until taken out, and the pot must be tightly covered, and the cover not removed except when necessary to add water from the _boiling_ tea-kettle when the water is getting low.”
“If you use any type of hot-water-bath outfit be sure the water is boiling when the fruit is lowered into the canner, and _keep it boiling_ vigorously for the entire sixteen minutes.”
“There is a pet store in boiling springs, SC, where I work that had a red belly pacu that looks to be about as big as that fish.”
“Freeze sheets of pasta if not cooking immediately or cook in boiling salted water 5-7 minutes.”
“He's always washing the dishes in boiling water, when he isn't washing himself or his clothes or bedding.”
“You need to blanch most vegetables for 2-5 minutes in boiling water (depending on the veg), and shock them in ice water to stop the cooking, before freezing them to retain their texture, color, and flavor.”
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“Cook shells in boiling salted water, following package directions.”
“The demand for reform grew in the '80s, and by the time King Mswati III ascended the throne, it had reached what some call a boiling point.”
“Of course, the doctors have a right to say we shan't have any rhubarb, if we don't sign their articles, and that, if, after signing them, we express doubts (in public) about any of them, they will cut us off from our jalap and squills, -- but then to ask a fellow not to discuss the propositions before he signs them is what I should call boiling it down”
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