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NOUN (2)

1. the application of heat to change something from a liquid to a gas;

2. cooking in a liquid that has been brought to a boil;
[syn: boiling, stewing, simmering]


ADVERB (1)

1. extremely;
- Example: "boiling mad"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Boil \Boil\ (boil), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Boiled (boild); p. pr. & vb. n. Boiling.] [OE. boilen, OF. boilir, builir, F. bouillir, fr. L. bullire to be in a bubbling motion, from bulla bubble; akin to Gr. ?, Lith. bumbuls. Cf. Bull an edict, Budge, v., and Ebullition.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To be agitated like boiling water, by any other cause than heat; to bubble; to effervesce; as, the boiling waves. [1913 Webster] He maketh the deep to boil like a pot. --Job xii. 31. [1913 Webster] 3. To pass from a liquid to an a["e]riform state or vapor when heated; as, the water boils away. [1913 Webster] 4. To be moved or excited with passion; to be hot or fervid; as, his blood boils with anger. [1913 Webster] Then boiled my breast with flame and burning wrath. --Surrey. [1913 Webster] 5. To be in boiling water, as in cooking; as, the potatoes are boiling. [1913 Webster] To boil away, to vaporize; to evaporate or be evaporated by the action of heat. To boil over, to run over the top of a vessel, as liquid when thrown into violent agitation by heat or other cause of effervescence; to be excited with ardor or passion so as to lose self-control. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Boiling \Boil"ing\, a. Heated to the point of bubbling; heaving with bubbles; in tumultuous agitation, as boiling liquid; surging; seething; swelling with heat, ardor, or passion. [1913 Webster] Boiling point, the temperature at which a fluid is converted into vapor, with the phenomena of ebullition. This is different for different liquids, and for the same liquid under different pressures. For water, at the level of the sea, barometer 30 in., it is 212 [deg] Fahrenheit; for alcohol, 172.96[deg]; for ether, 94.8[deg]; for mercury, about 675[deg]. The boiling point of water is lowered one degree Fahrenheit for about 550 feet of ascent above the level of the sea. Boiling spring, a spring which gives out very hot water, or water and steam, often ejecting it with much force; a geyser. To be at the boiling point, to be very angry. To keep the pot boiling, to keep going on actively, as in certain games. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Boiling \Boil"ing\, n. 1. The act of ebullition or of tumultuous agitation. [1913 Webster] 2. Exposure to the action of a hot liquid. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

bubbling \bubbling\ adj. 1. giving off bubbles; -- of a liquid. [Narrower terms: foaming, frothing; effervescent; boiling] [WordNet 1.5] 2. stimulatingly lively, witty, and entertaining; -- of people. Syn: effervescent, scintillating, sparkling, sparkly, vivacious. [WordNet 1.5]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

boiling adv 1: extremely; "boiling mad" n 1: the application of heat to change something from a liquid to a gas 2: cooking in a liquid that has been brought to a boil [syn: boiling, stewing, simmering]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

154 Moby Thesaurus words for "boiling": agitation, ardent, baking, barbecuing, basting, blistering, bluster, bobbery, boil, boiling over, braising, brewing, broil, broiling, brouhaha, bubbliness, bubbling, burning, burning hot, burning with excitement, bustle, canicular, carbonation, catering, churn, coction, commotion, conturbation, cookery, cooking, cuisine, culinary science, decoction, discomposure, disorder, disquiet, disquietude, disturbance, domestic science, ebullience, ebulliency, ebullient, ebulliometer, ebullition, effervescence, effervescency, embroilment, excitement, febrile, ferment, fermentation, fervent, fervid, fever, feverish, feverishness, fidgets, fiery, fizz, fizzle, flaming, flap, flurry, flushed, fluster, flutteration, foaming, foment, frothiness, frothing, frying, fume, fuss, glowing, grilling, heated, hectic, het up, home economics, hot, hot as fire, hot as hell, hubbub, hurly-burly, in rut, inquietude, jitters, jumpiness, like a furnace, like an oven, maelstrom, malaise, moil, nerviness, nervosity, nervousness, nutrition, overheated, overwarm, pan-broiling, parching, passionate, perturbation, piping hot, poaching, red-hot, restlessness, roasting, roil, rout, row, sauteing, scalding, scorching, searing, seethe, seething, sexually excited, shirring, simmer, simmering, sizzling, sizzling hot, smoking hot, smoldering, sparkle, spumescence, steaming, steamy, steeping, stewing, stir, sudorific, sweating, sweaty, sweltering, sweltry, swirl, to-do, toasting, torrid, trepidation, trepidity, tumult, tumultuation, turbidity, turbulence, turmoil, twitter, unease, unrest, upset, warm, white-hot