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An inflamed pus-filled swelling on the skin, caused typically by the infection of a hair follicle
“A boil is an abscess occurring in the skin, and is associated with hair follicles.”
The point at which fluid begins to change to a vapour
To cook in a liquid heated to the point that it gives off steam
“As you'll also know, the quake was bad, but the sea didn't boil like last time.”
To be excited or emotionally stirred up with anger
“I am starting to boil up with anger, and so I try with all my might to get free of the ropes.”
To heat (a liquid) to the point where it begins to turn into a gas
“British travellers can fall victim to the disease if they do not boil food and water before consumption.”
To be in a state of violent rolling motion
“In the old days, before cookers, the stones would be thrown into a water-filled pit or vessel, to boil water for cooking or washing.”
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