boiling

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boiling

  1. Present participle of boil.

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boiling (plural boilings)

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

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Adjective[edit]

boiling (comparative more boiling, superlative most boiling)

  1. That boils or boil.
    boiling kettle
    boiling' oil
  2. (of a thing, informal, hyperbolic) Extremely hot or active.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 10, The China Governess[1]:
      With a little manœuvring they contrived to meet on the doorstep which was […] in a boiling stream of passers-by, hurrying business people speeding past in a flurry of fumes and dust in the bright haze.
    The radiator is boiling – I'm going to turn it down a bit.
  3. (of a person, informal, hyperbolic) Feeling uncomfortably hot.
    I'm boiling – can't we open a window?
  4. (of the weather, hyperbolic) Very hot.
    It's boiling out today!

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Adverb[edit]

boiling (not comparable)

  1. (of adjectives associated with heat) Extremely
    He was boiling mad.