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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 boil /ˈbɔɪ(ə)l/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 boil /ˈbɔɪ(ə)l/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Boil, v. t.
 1. To heat to the boiling point, or so as to cause ebullition; as, to boil water.
 2. To form, or separate, by boiling or evaporation; as, to boil sugar or salt.
 3. To subject to the action of heat in a boiling liquid so as to produce some specific effect, as cooking, cleansing, etc.; as, to boil meat; to boil clothes.
 The stomach cook is for the hall,
 And boileth meate for them all.   --Gower.
 4. To steep or soak in warm water. [Obs.]
    To try whether seeds be old or new, the sense can not inform; but if you boil them in water, the new seeds will sprout sooner.   --Bacon.
 To boil down, to reduce in bulk by boiling; as, to boil down sap or sirup.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Boil, n. Act or state of boiling. [Colloq.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Boil, n.  A hard, painful, inflamed tumor, which, on suppuration, discharges pus, mixed with blood, and discloses a small fibrous mass of dead tissue, called the core.
 A blind boil, one that suppurates imperfectly, or fails to come to a head.
 Delhi boil Med., a peculiar affection of the skin, probably parasitic in origin, prevailing in India (as among the British troops) and especially at Delhi.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a painful sore with a hard pus-filled core [syn: furuncle]
      2: the temperature at which a liquid boils at sea level; "the
         brought to water to a boil" [syn: boiling point]
      v 1: come to the boiling point and change from a liquid to vapor;
           "Water boils at 100 degrees Celsius" [ant: freeze]
      2: cook in boiling liquid; "boil potatoes"
      3: bring to, or maintain at, the boiling point; "boil this
         liquid until it evaporates"
      4: be agitated; "the sea was churning in the storm" [syn: churn,
          moil, roil]
      5: be in an agitated emotional state; "The customer was
         seething with anger" [syn: seethe]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    (rendered "botch" in Deut. 28:27, 35), an aggravated ulcer, as
    in the case of Hezekiah (2 Kings 20:7; Isa. 38:21) or of the
    Egyptians (Ex. 9:9, 10, 11; Deut. 28:27, 35). It designates the
    disease of Job (2:7), which was probably the black leprosy.