boiling

EnglishEdit

 
A boiling pot of saltah, a type of Yemeni stew.
 
An animated drawing utilizing the boiling technique.

EtymologyEdit

boil +‎ -ing.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

boiling

  1. present participle of boil

NounEdit

 
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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.
  2. (uncountable) An animation style with constantly changing wavy outlines, giving a shimmering or wobbling appearance.

TranslationsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

boiling (comparative more boiling, superlative most boiling)

  1. That boils or boil.
    boiling kettle  boiling oil
  2. (informal, hyperbolic) Of a thing: extremely hot or active.
    The radiator is boiling – I’m going to turn it down a bit.
  3. (informal, hyperbolic) Of a person: feeling uncomfortably hot.
    I’m boiling – can’t we open a window?
  4. (informal, hyperbolic) Of the weather: very hot.
    It’s boiling out today!

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AdverbEdit

boiling (not comparable)

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

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