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From Latin bullīre, present active participle of bulliō (I bubble, boil), from bulla (bubble).

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bullir (first-person singular present bullo, past participle bullit)

  1. to boil

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin bullīre, present active participle of bulliō (I bubble, boil), from bulla (bubble).

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VerbEdit

bullir (first-person singular present bullo, first-person singular preterite bullí, past participle bullido)

  1. (intransitive) to boil (to begin to turn into a gas)
    Synonym: hervir
  2. (intransitive) to boil, to bubble, to churn (to be agitated like boiling water; to bubble; to effervesce)
    Synonym: borbotear
  3. (intransitive) to bustle (to move busily and energetically)
  4. (figuratively) to bubble, to bubble up, to well up (to churn or foment, as if wishing to rise to the surface)
    • 1888, Roberto Payró, Novelas y fantasías, page 190:
      Los muros de su espléndida casa le parecian estrechos para las nuevas ideas que bullían en su mente, que para su desarrollo necesitaban aire, espacio, luz...
      The walls of her magnificent house seemed to her too narrow for the new ideas that bubbled in her mind, which for their development needed air, space, light...
  5. (intransitive) to teem, to abound
    Synonyms: hervir, abundar
  6. (transitive) to move, to budge (part of one's body)

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  • Rule: Any unstressed i immediately after a root ending in ll, ñ or i is always absorbed.

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