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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Boil \Boil\, v. t. 1. To heat to the boiling point, or so as to cause ebullition; as, to boil water. [1913 Webster] 2. To form, or separate, by boiling or evaporation; as, to boil sugar or salt. [1913 Webster] 3. 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. [1913 Webster] The stomach cook is for the hall, And boileth meate for them all. --Gower. [1913 Webster] 4. To steep or soak in warm water. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 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. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] To boil down, to reduce in bulk by boiling; as, to boil down sap or sirup. [1913 Webster]