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Synonyms for boil

bring to the boil


boil down to something

boil something up


Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

Synonyms for boil

to cook (food) in liquid heated to the point of steaming

to be in a state of emotional or mental turmoil

boil away: to pass off as vapor, especially when heated

boil down: to reduce in complexity or scope


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Synonyms for boil

a painful sore with a hard core filled with pus

the temperature at which a liquid boils at sea level

Related Words

come to the boiling point and change from a liquid to vapor

immerse or be immersed in a boiling liquid, often for cooking purposes

bring to, or maintain at, the boiling point

be agitated

Related Words

be in an agitated emotional state

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