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Dictionary definition for: Boil

1. (n) a painful sore with a hard pus-filled core

2. (v) come to the boiling point and change from a liquid to vapor; "Water boils at 100 degrees Celsius"

3. (n) the temperature at which a liquid boils at sea level; "the brought to water to a boil"

4. (v) cook in boiling liquid; "boil potatoes"

5. (v) bring to, or maintain at, the boiling point; "boil this liquid until it evaporates"

6. (v) be agitated; "the sea was churning in the storm"

7. (v) be in an agitated emotional state; "The customer was seething with anger"

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