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boil1 British & World English

(With reference to a liquid) reach or cause to reach the temperature at which it bubbles and turns to vapour

boil2 British & World English

An inflamed pus-filled swelling on the skin, caused typically by the infection of a hair follicle

boil1 English Thesaurus

boil the potatoes in salted water

boil2 English Thesaurus

a girl with a boil on her nose

boil over British & World English

(Of a liquid) flow over the sides of the container in boiling

boil down to British & World English

Amount to; be essentially a matter of

boil something down British & World English

Reduce the volume of a liquid by boiling

boilover British & World English

A surprise result, especially the defeat of a favourite in a sporting event

boil down to in boil1 English Thesaurus

it all boils down to a personality clash

boil something down in boil1 English Thesaurus

continuing to boil down the syrup produces maple sugar crystals