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Wart vs. Boil

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Wartnoun

(pathology) A type of deformed growth occurring on the skin caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV).

Boilnoun

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

Wartnoun

Any similar growth occurring in plants or animals, such as the parotoid glands in the back of toads.

Boilnoun

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

‘Add the noodles when the water comes to the boil.’;

Wartnoun

Any of the prefixes used in Hungarian notation.

Boilnoun

A dish of boiled food, especially based on seafood.

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Wartnoun

A small, usually hard, tumor on the skin formed by enlargement of its vascular papillæ, and thickening of the epidermis which covers them.

Boilnoun

The collective noun for a group of hawks.

Wartnoun

An excrescence or protuberance more or less resembling a true wart; specifically (Bot.), a glandular excrescence or hardened protuberance on plants.

Boilverb

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

‘Boil some water in a pan.’;

Wartnoun

any small rounded protuberance (as on certain plants or animals)

Boilverb

To cook in boiling water.

‘Boil the eggs for two minutes.’; ‘Is the rice boiling yet?’;

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Wartnoun

(pathology) a firm abnormal elevated blemish on the skin; caused by a virus

Boilverb

(intransitive) Of a liquid, to begin to turn into a gas, seethe.

‘Pure water boils at 100 degrees Celsius.’;

Wart

Warts are typically small, rough, hard growths that are similar in color to the rest of the skin. They typically do not result in other symptoms, except when on the bottom of the feet, where they may be painful.

Boilverb

Said of weather being uncomfortably hot.

‘It’s boiling outside!’;

Boilverb

To feel uncomfortably hot. See also seethe.

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

Boilverb

To form, or separate, by boiling or evaporation.

‘to boil sugar or salt’;

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Boilverb

(obsolete) To steep or soak in warm water.

Boilverb

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

‘the boiling waves of the sea’;

Boilverb

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

‘His blood boils with anger.’;

Boilverb

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.

Boilverb

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

‘He maketh the deep to boil like a pot.’;

Boilverb

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

Boilverb

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

‘Then boiled my breast with flame and burning wrath.’;

Boilverb

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

Boilverb

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

Boilverb

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

Boilverb

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.

‘The stomach cook is for the hall,And boileth meate for them all.’;

Boilverb

To steep or soak in warm water.

‘To try whether seeds be old or new, the sense can not inform; but if you boil them in water, the new seeds will sprout sooner.’;

Boilnoun

Act or state of boiling.

Boilnoun

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.

Boilnoun

a painful sore with a hard pus-filled core

Boilnoun

the temperature at which a liquid boils at sea level;

‘the brought to water to a boil’;

Boilverb

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

‘Water boils at 100 degrees Celsius’;

Boilverb

cook in boiling liquid;

‘boil potatoes’;

Boilverb

bring to, or maintain at, the boiling point;

‘boil this liquid until it evaporates’;

Boilverb

be agitated;

‘the sea was churning in the storm’;

Boilverb

be in an agitated emotional state;

‘The customer was seething with anger’;

Boilverb

(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’;

Boilverb

(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’;

Boilverb

(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’;

Boilverb

wash or sterilize in very hot water

‘boil bedclothes and towels’;

Boilverb

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

‘one valet was ordered to be boiled alive’;

Boilverb

(of the sea or clouds) be turbulent and stormy

‘a huge cliff with the black sea boiling below’;

Boilverb

(of a person or strong emotion) be stirred up

‘he was boiling with rage’;

Boilnoun

the temperature at which a liquid bubbles and turns to vapour

‘bring the sauce to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes’;

Boilnoun

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

‘the kettle's on the boil’;

Boilnoun

a state of great activity or excitement

‘he has gone off the boil since opening the campaign’;

Boilnoun

a sudden rise of a fish at a fly

‘a boil from a fish in a pool’;

Boilnoun

a casual outdoor meal at which shellfish is prepared by boiling

‘the reappearance of warm days signals another revival: weekend crawfish boils’;

Boilnoun

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’;

Boilnoun

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

Boil

A boil, also called a furuncle, is a deep folliculitis, infection of the hair follicle. It is most commonly caused by infection by the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus, resulting in a painful swollen area on the skin caused by an accumulation of pus and dead tissue.

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