- (Received Pronunciation, General American) IPA(key): /ˈbɔɪlɪŋ/
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- Rhymes: -ɔɪlɪŋ
- Hyphenation: boil‧ing
boiling (plural boilings)
- The process of changing the state of a substance from liquid to gas by heating it to its boiling point.
- (uncountable) An animation style with constantly changing wavy outlines, giving a shimmering or wobbling appearance.
process of changing the state of a substance
- That boils or boil.
- boiling kettle boiling oil
- (informal, hyperbolic) Of a thing: extremely hot or active.
- 1963, Margery Allingham, “Conference in the Morning”, in The China Governess: A Mystery, London: Chatto & Windus, OCLC 483591931, page 130:
- With a little manœuvring they contrived to meet on the doorstep which now, in mid-morning, 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.
- (informal, hyperbolic) Of a person: feeling uncomfortably hot.
- I’m boiling – can’t we open a window?
- (informal, hyperbolic) Of the weather: very hot.
- It’s boiling out today!
of a thing: extremely hot
of a person: feeling uncomfortably hot
of the weather: very hot
boiling (not comparable)
- (of adjectives associated with heat) Extremely
- He was boiling mad.
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