Definition of boiling in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbɔɪlɪŋ/


1At or near boiling point: boiling water
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  • The most effective remedy for an acidic stomach is a cup of mint tea, made by infusing fresh mint leaves in boiling water, perhaps with a little honey.
  • Use 1 tablespoon of the dried herb or two to three tablespoons of fresh plant per cup of boiling water.
  • The former carried a tray with a basin of boiling water, soap, and fresh bandages piled to the side.
at boiling point, at 100 degrees Celsius/centigrade;
very hot, piping (hot), red hot, sizzling
1.1 informal Extremely hot: Saturday is forecast to be boiling and sunny [as submodifier]: I felt boiling hot
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  • I was already feeling faint as we were wearing winter clothes and it was boiling hot weather.
  • It has remained very popular with walkers because no matter if it's boiling hot weather or freezing cold, the Mint Cake and its texture remains consistent.
  • Throughout the boiling hot nights that followed in our cramped flat, we were woken hourly, sometimes more often, by one child crying with discomfort or the other one needing to be fed.


[mass noun]
1Boiling point: reheat the sauce to just below boiling
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  • Enter above thrilling ingredients into a melting pot and stir past boiling.
1.1The action of bringing a liquid to the temperature at which it bubbles and turns to vapour.
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  • Maybe Eating Well could issue a temperature guide for boiling of the sugar.
  • Slow simmering retains the alcohol; fast boiling dissipates it.
  • Doctors and experts have stressed that boiling kills the virus.

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