What does roil mean?

Definitions for roil
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. churn, boil, moil, roilverb

    be agitated

    "the sea was churning in the storm"

  2. roil, rileverb

    make turbid by stirring up the sediments of

Wiktionary

  1. roilverb

    To render turbid by stirring up the dregs or sediment of

    Etymology: Possibly from rouiller, from rouil, from *, from robigo

  2. roilverb

    To bubble, seethe.

    Etymology: Possibly from rouiller, from rouil, from *, from robigo

  3. roilverb

    To annoy; to make someone angry.

    Etymology: Possibly from rouiller, from rouil, from *, from robigo

Webster Dictionary

  1. Roil

    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

    Etymology: [Cf. OE. roilen to wander; possibly fr. OF. roeler to roll, equiv. to F. rouler. See Roll, v., and cf. Rile.]

  2. Roil

    to disturb, as the temper; to ruffle the temper of; to rouse the passion of resentment in; to perplex

    Etymology: [Cf. OE. roilen to wander; possibly fr. OF. roeler to roll, equiv. to F. rouler. See Roll, v., and cf. Rile.]

  3. Roilverb

    to wander; to roam

    Etymology: [Cf. OE. roilen to wander; possibly fr. OF. roeler to roll, equiv. to F. rouler. See Roll, v., and cf. Rile.]

  4. Roilverb

    to romp

    Etymology: [Cf. OE. roilen to wander; possibly fr. OF. roeler to roll, equiv. to F. rouler. See Roll, v., and cf. Rile.]

Freebase

  1. ROiL

    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

  1. Roil

    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.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of roil in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of roil in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of roil in a Sentence

  1. Oprah Winfrey:

    She was our conscience. Our seer. Our truth-teller, she was a magician with language, who understood the Power of words. She used them to roil us, to wake us, to educate us and help us grapple with our deepest wounds and try to comprehend them.

  2. Justin Fabo:

    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.

  3. John LaForge:

    People like the safety for now. What would roil them a little bit and shake people out of REITs is if China and the U.S. do a trade deal.

  4. State John Kerry:

    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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Translations for roil

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  • عكرArabic
  • trüben, ärgernGerman
  • enturbiar, molestar, enfurecerSpanish
  • samentaa, hämmentää, ärsyttääFinnish
  • irriter, fâcher, troubler, énerverFrench
  • felkavarHungarian
  • գրգռել, թափահարել, պղտորել, ջղայնացնել, խառնակելArmenian
  • intorbidare, rendere torbidoItalian
  • 濁るJapanese
  • kwaad maken, storen, ergerenDutch
  • incomodar, importunar, turbar, turvar, irritarPortuguese
  • supăra, irita, enervaRomanian
  • мутить, взбалтывать, замутить, взболтать, сердить, раздражать, взмутитьRussian
  • irritera, reta uppSwedish
  • ย่างThai

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