Boil v. i. [imp. & p. p. Boiled p. pr. & vb. n. Boiling.]
1. To be agitated, or tumultuously moved, as a liquid by the generation and rising of bubbles of steam (or vapor), or of currents produced by heating it to the boiling point; to be in a state of ebullition; as, the water boils.
2. To be agitated like boiling water, by any other cause than heat; to bubble; to effervesce; as, the boiling waves.
He maketh the deep to boil like a pot. --Job xii. 31.
3. To pass from a liquid to an aëriform state or vapor when heated; as, the water boils away.
4. To be moved or excited with passion; to be hot or fervid; as, his blood boils with anger.
Then boiled my breast with flame and burning wrath. --Surrey.
5. To be in boiling water, as in cooking; as, the potatoes are boiling.
To boil away, to vaporize; to evaporate or be evaporated by the action of heat.
To boil over, to run over the top of a vessel, as liquid when thrown into violent agitation by heat or other cause of effervescence; to be excited with ardor or passion so as to lose self-control.
Boiled a. Dressed or cooked by boiling; subjected to the action of a boiling liquid; as, boiled meat; a boiled dinner; boiled clothes.
adj : cooked in hot water [syn: poached, stewed]