from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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. Extremely hot.
  • adj. Feeling uncomfortably hot.
  • adj. Very hot.
  • adv. Extremely

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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


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