churn, boil, moil, roil(verb)
"the sea was churning in the storm"
make turbid by stirring up the sediments of
To render turbid by stirring up the dregs or sediment of
To bubble, seethe.
To annoy; to make someone angry.
Origin: Possibly from rouiller, from rouil, from *, from robigo
to render turbid by stirring up the dregs or sediment of; as, to roil wine, cider, etc. , in casks or bottles; to roil a spring
to disturb, as the temper; to ruffle the temper of; to rouse the passion of resentment in; to perplex
to wander; to roam
Origin: [Cf. OE. roilen to wander; possibly fr. OF. roeler to roll, equiv. to F. rouler. See Roll, v., and cf. Rile.]
ROiL is a performance art troupe started in Portland, Maine now also based in Ithaca, New York and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. "ROiL" is not an acronym; it is a verb meaning "to render turbid by stirring up sediment"
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
roil, v.t. to render turbid: to vex: to rile: to salt fish with a machine called a Roil′er—also Royle.—adj. Roil′y, muddy. [O. Fr. roeler, roler, to disturb, cog. with roll; or O. Fr. roille—L. robigo, rust.]
What does ROIL stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the ROIL acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.
The numerical value of roil in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of roil in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
China has huge potential to roil markets as the nation navigates a difficult structural transition, asian trade, traditionally a bellwether for global growth, is in recession.
It's not a coincidence that immediately prior to the civil war in Syria, the country experienced its worst drought on record. As many as 1.5 million people migrated from Syria's farms to its cities, intensifying the political unrest that was just beginning to roil and boil in the region.
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- ärgern, trübenGerman
- molestar, enfurecer, enturbiarSpanish
- samentaa, hämmentää, ärsyttääFinnish
- troubler, irriter, fâcher, énerverFrench
- պղտորել, ջղայնացնել, խառնակել, գրգռել, թափահարելArmenian
- rendere torbido, intorbidareItalian
- ergeren, kwaad maken, storenDutch
- incomodar, turbar, turvar, importunar, irritarPortuguese
- supăra, enerva, iritaRomanian
- взбалтывать, взмутить, раздражать, сердить, взболтать, замутить, мутитьRussian
- reta upp, irriteraSwedish
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