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Boil vs. Broil

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  • Boil (noun)

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

  • Boil (noun)

    The point at which fluid begins to change to a vapour.

    "Add the noodles when the water comes to the boil."

  • Boil (noun)

    A dish of boiled food, especially based on seafood.

  • Boil (noun)

    The collective noun for a group of hawks.

  • Boil (verb)

    To heat (a liquid) to the point where it begins to turn into a gas.

    "Boil some water in a pan."

  • Boil (verb)

    To cook in boiling water.

    "Boil the eggs for two minutes."

    "Is the rice boiling yet?"

  • Boil (verb)

    Of a liquid, to begin to turn into a gas, seethe.

    "Pure water boils at 100 degrees Celsius."

  • Boil (verb)

    Said of weather being uncomfortably hot.

    "It’s boiling outside!"

  • Boil (verb)

    To feel uncomfortably hot. See also seethe.

    "I’m boiling in here – could you open the window?"

  • Boil (verb)

    To form, or separate, by boiling or evaporation.

    "to boil sugar or salt"

  • Boil (verb)

    To steep or soak in warm water.

  • Boil (verb)

    To be agitated like boiling water; to bubble; to effervesce.

    "the boiling waves of the sea"

  • Boil (verb)

    To be moved or excited with passion; to be hot or fervid.

    "His blood boils with anger."

  • Broil (verb)

    To cook by direct, radiant heat. (British: grill)

  • Broil (verb)

    To expose to great heat.

  • Broil (verb)

    To be exposed to great heat.

  • Broil (verb)

    to cause a rowdy disturbance; embroil

  • Broil (verb)

    (obsolete) to brawl

  • Broil (noun)

    Food prepared by broiling.

  • Broil (noun)

    A brawl; a rowdy disturbance.

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  • Boil (verb)

    (with reference to a liquid) reach or cause to reach the temperature at which it bubbles and turns to vapour

    "we asked people to boil their drinking water"

    "he waited for the water to boil"

  • Boil (verb)

    (with reference to a kettle, pan, or other container) heat or be heated until the liquid inside starts to boil

    "she boiled the kettle and took down a couple of mugs"

    "the kettle boiled and he filled the teapot"

  • Boil (verb)

    (with reference to food) cook or be cooked by immersing in boiling water or stock

    "make the sauce while the lobsters are boiling"

    "boil the potatoes until well done"

  • Boil (verb)

    wash or sterilize in very hot water

    "boil bedclothes and towels"

  • Boil (verb)

    execute (someone) by subjecting them to the heat of boiling liquid

    "one valet was ordered to be boiled alive"

  • Boil (verb)

    (of the sea or clouds) be turbulent and stormy

    "a huge cliff with the black sea boiling below"

  • Boil (verb)

    (of a person or strong emotion) be stirred up

    "he was boiling with rage"

  • Boil (noun)

    the temperature at which a liquid bubbles and turns to vapour

    "bring the sauce to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes"

  • Boil (noun)

    the process of heating a liquid to the temperature at which it bubbles and turns to vapour

    "the kettle's on the boil"

  • Boil (noun)

    a state of great activity or excitement

    "he has gone off the boil since opening the campaign"

  • Boil (noun)

    a sudden rise of a fish at a fly

    "a boil from a fish in a pool"

  • Boil (noun)

    a casual outdoor meal at which shellfish is prepared by boiling

    "the reappearance of warm days signals another revival: weekend crawfish boils"

  • Boil (noun)

    a dish of shellfish boiled in a large pot with sweetcorn, potatoes, and other ingredients

    "I will definitely come back and try the crab cakes and lobster boil"

  • Boil (noun)

    an inflamed pus-filled swelling on the skin, caused typically by the infection of a hair follicle.

  • Broil (verb)

    cook (meat or fish) by exposure to direct heat

    "a broiled sirloin steak"

    "he lightly broiled a wedge of sea bass"

  • Broil (verb)

    become very hot, especially from the sun

    "the countryside lay broiling in the sun"

  • Broil (noun)

    a quarrel or commotion

    "the dark interior was a broil of fighting men"

Oxford Dictionary
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  • Boil (verb)

    To be agitated, or tumultuously moved, as a liquid by the generation and rising of bubbles of steam (or vapor), or of currents produced by heating it to the boiling point; to be in a state of ebullition; as, the water boils.

  • Boil (verb)

    To be agitated like boiling water, by any other cause than heat; to bubble; to effervesce; as, the boiling waves.

  • Boil (verb)

    To pass from a liquid to an aëriform state or vapor when heated; as, the water boils away.

  • Boil (verb)

    To be moved or excited with passion; to be hot or fervid; as, his blood boils with anger.

  • Boil (verb)

    To be in boiling water, as in cooking; as, the potatoes are boiling.

  • Boil

    To heat to the boiling point, or so as to cause ebullition; as, to boil water.

  • Boil

    To form, or separate, by boiling or evaporation; as, to boil sugar or salt.

  • Boil

    To subject to the action of heat in a boiling liquid so as to produce some specific effect, as cooking, cleansing, etc.; as, to boil meat; to boil clothes.

  • Boil

    To steep or soak in warm water.

  • Boil (noun)

    Act or state of boiling.

  • Boil (noun)

    A hard, painful, inflamed tumor, which, on suppuration, discharges pus, mixed with blood, and discloses a small fibrous mass of dead tissue, called the core.

  • Broil (noun)

    A tumult; a noisy quarrel; a disturbance; a brawl; contention; discord, either between individuals or in the state.

  • Broil

    To cook by direct exposure to heat over a fire, esp. upon a gridiron over coals.

  • Broil

    To subject to great (commonly direct) heat.

  • Broil (verb)

    To be subjected to the action of heat, as meat over the fire; to be greatly heated, or to be made uncomfortable with heat.

Webster Dictionary
  • Boil (noun)

    a painful sore with a hard pus-filled core

  • Boil (noun)

    the temperature at which a liquid boils at sea level;

    "the brought to water to a boil"

  • Boil (verb)

    come to the boiling point and change from a liquid to vapor;

    "Water boils at 100 degrees Celsius"

  • Boil (verb)

    cook in boiling liquid;

    "boil potatoes"

  • Boil (verb)

    bring to, or maintain at, the boiling point;

    "boil this liquid until it evaporates"

  • Boil (verb)

    be agitated;

    "the sea was churning in the storm"

  • Boil (verb)

    be in an agitated emotional state;

    "The customer was seething with anger"

  • Broil (noun)

    cooking by direct exposure to radiant heat (as over a fire or under a grill)

  • Broil (verb)

    cook under a broiler;

    "broil fish"

  • Broil (verb)

    heat by a natural force;

    "The sun broils the valley in the summer"

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