- 1. boil, furuncle, staphylococcal infection
- usage: a painful sore with a hard core filled with pus
- 2. boiling point, boil, temperature
- usage: the temperature at which a liquid boils at sea level; "they brought the water to a boil"
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- 1. boil, change state, turn
- usage: come to the boiling point and change from a liquid to vapor; "Water boils at 100 degrees Celsius"
- 2. boil, change
- usage: immerse or be immersed in a boiling liquid, often for cooking purposes; "boil potatoes"; "boil wool"
- 3. boil, change, alter, modify
- usage: bring to, or maintain at, the boiling point; "boil this liquid until it evaporates"
- 4. churn, boil, moil, roil, move
- usage: be agitated; "the sea was churning in the storm"
- 5. seethe, boil, be
- usage: be in an agitated emotional state; "The customer was seething with anger"
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