Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb & adjective At a boil; boiling.
  • adverb & adjective In an excited or tumultuous state.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In or into a boiling state.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

a- (“in, on”) +‎ boil

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