What does boiling mean?

Definitions for boiling
ˈbɔɪ lɪŋboil·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. boilingnoun

    the application of heat to change something from a liquid to a gas

  2. boiling, stewing, simmeringadverb

    cooking in a liquid that has been brought to a boil

  3. boilingadverb


    "boiling mad"


  1. boilingnoun

    The process of changing the state of a substance from liquid to gas by heating it to its boiling point.

  2. boilingadverb


    He was boiling mad.

  3. boilingadjective

    That boils or boil.

  4. boilingadjective

    Extremely hot.

    The radiator is boiling uE00026913uE001 I'm going to turn it down a bit.

  5. boilingadjective

    Feeling uncomfortably hot.

    I'm boiling uE00026914uE001 can't we open a window?

  6. boilingadjective

    Very hot.

    It's boiling out today!


  1. Boiling

    Boiling is the rapid phase transition from liquid to gas or vapor; the reverse of boiling is condensation. Boiling occurs when a liquid is heated to its boiling point, when the temperature at which the vapour pressure of the liquid is equal to the pressure exerted on the liquid by the surrounding atmosphere. Boiling and evaporation is the two main forms of liquid vaporization. There are two main types of boiling: nucleate boiling where small bubbles of vapour form at discrete points, and critical heat flux boiling where the boiling surface is heated above a certain critical temperature and a film of vapor forms on the surface. Transition boiling is an intermediate, unstable form of boiling with elements of both types. The boiling point of water is 100 °C or 212 °F but is lower with the decreased atmospheric pressure found at higher altitudes. Boiling water is used as a method of making it potable by killing microbes and viruses that may be present. The sensitivity of different micro-organisms to heat varies, but if water is held at 100 °C (212 °F) for one minute, most micro-organisms and viruses are inactivated. Ten minutes at a temperature of 70 °C (158 °F) is also sufficient to inactivate most bacteria.Boiling water is also used in several cooking methods including boiling, steaming, and poaching.


  1. boiling

    Boiling is the process or state at which a liquid substance turns into gas typically when heated to a certain temperature known as its boiling point. During boiling, the liquid's molecules gain enough energy to move vigorously, leading to formation of bubbles that rise to the surface and release the gas or vapor into the atmosphere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Boiling

    of Boil

  2. Boilingadjective

    heated to the point of bubbling; heaving with bubbles; in tumultuous agitation, as boiling liquid; surging; seething; swelling with heat, ardor, or passion

  3. Boilingnoun

    the act of ebullition or of tumultuous agitation

  4. Boilingnoun

    exposure to the action of a hot liquid


  1. Boiling

    Boiling is the rapid vaporization of a liquid, which occurs when a liquid is heated to its boiling point, the temperature at which the vapor pressure of the liquid is equal to the pressure exerted on the liquid by the surrounding environmental pressure.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Boiling

    In secondary batteries the escape of hydrogen and oxygen gas when the battery is charged. The bubbling of the escaping gases produces the effect of boiling.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. boiling

    The "whole boiling" means the entire quantity, or whole party; applied to number or quantity. A contemptuous epithet.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of boiling in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of boiling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of boiling in a Sentence

  1. Deputy Dan Renear:

    You could hear the horror in the girl’s voice when she said, ‘ Oh my god, is that boiling water ? ’.

  2. Tim Kaine:

    For years, I've been deeply concerned about President Trump stumbling into a war with Iran. We're now at a boiling point, and Congress must step in before President Donald Trump puts even more of our troops in harm's way. We owe it to our servicemembers to have a debate and vote about whether or not it's in our national interest to engage in another unnecessary war in the Middle East.

  3. Brandon Michon:

    Look,we've gone for monthsto these school board meetings andas parents, you know, our voicewasn't being heard, and so what happened was, when Igot up there, you know, my bloodstarted boiling a little bit.And as I began speaking, I said,'Look, I want them to hearme.I want them to look up and payattention,'andI think we’ve got someacknowledgment from that.

  4. Novak Djokovic:

    Everything is boiling — in your body, the brain, everything.

  5. Supparuek Tongchairith:

    He has a strong personality, vigorous, and direct. If he tries to become a politician, he could try to change but he would never really be able to change 100 percent, because his boiling point is low, if anyone pokes at him, he will explode. And for him to sit in the parliament, I guarantee, he will run into troubles.

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  • الغليانArabic
  • врял, врящ, кипящ, кипенеBulgarian
  • bullentCatalan, Valencian
  • varCzech
  • καυτόςGreek
  • hirviendoSpanish
  • kiehuttaminen, keittäminen, kiehuva, helteinen, tulikuuma, läkähtyäFinnish
  • bouillant, ébullitionFrench
  • רוֹתֵחַ, לוֹהֵט, קוֹדֵחַHebrew
  • ebollizione, bollenteItalian
  • кайнап жаткан, бышып жаткан, бышыруу, кайнаган, кайнатуу, кайнооKyrgyz
  • ferventePortuguese
  • кипениеRussian
  • vreloSerbo-Croatian
  • కాలుతున్న, మరుగు, మరుగుతున్న, మరుగుచున్న, కాలుచున్న, మండుచున్నTelugu
  • sôiVietnamese
  • 沸騰Chinese

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