Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun boil

2 senses of boil

Sense 1
boil, furuncle -- (a painful sore with a hard core filled with pus)
       => staphylococcal infection -- (an infection with staphylococcus bacteria; usually marked by abscess formation)

Sense 2
boiling point, boil -- (the temperature at which a liquid boils at sea level; "they brought the water to a boil")
       => temperature -- (the degree of hotness or coldness of a body or environment (corresponding to its molecular activity))

Antonyms of verb boil

1 of 5 senses of boil

Sense 1
boil -- (come to the boiling point and change from a liquid to vapor; "Water boils at 100 degrees Celsius")
       Antonym of freeze (Sense 2)
      => freeze -- (change to ice; "The water in the bowl froze")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb boil

5 senses of boil

Sense 1
boil -- (come to the boiling point and change from a liquid to vapor; "Water boils at 100 degrees Celsius")
       => change state, turn -- (undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election")

Sense 2
boil -- (immerse or be immersed in a boiling liquid, often for cooking purposes; "boil potatoes"; "boil wool")
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

Sense 3
boil -- (bring to, or maintain at, the boiling point; "boil this liquid until it evaporates")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 4
churn, boil, moil, roil -- (be agitated; "the sea was churning in the storm")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

Sense 5
seethe, boil -- (be in an agitated emotional state; "The customer was seething with anger")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

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