- 1.1 (be at boiling point)(water/meat/vegetables)the kettle's boiling!add boiling water¡hierve el agua!the rice has boiled dryañada agua hirviendo1.2 (seethe) [literary]el arroz se ha quedado sin agua(sea)Example sentences1.3 (be excited) See examples: he was boiling with rage
le hervía la sangre de rabia
- Outside, the wind was blowing and dark storm clouds were boiling.
- Clouds boiled in the sky overhead, blocking out the sun and heralding a storm.
- I stood on the front porch watching horizontal sheets of rain sweep up the driveway as the clouds boiled menacingly overhead.
- 1 1.1 (bring to boiling point)(water/milk)1.2 (keep at boiling point)llevar a punto de ebullición [formal](soup/sauce)1.3 (cook in boiling water) boil the eggs for three minutesdejar hervircocer or hervir los huevos tres minutosExample sentences1.4 (wash at boiling point)
- Instead, they found it was healthier to boil food in water or a light stock.
- In addition, wherever eggs have been boiled for the recipes above, then they need to be peeled before moving on to the next stage of the recipe.
- British travellers can fall victim to the disease if they do not boil food and water before consumption.
- The first surgical gloves were boiled to achieve sterilization.
- You can also sterilise equipment by boiling it in water for at least 10 minutes.
- If you are not satisfied that this washing powder boils your clothes whiter than any other washing product return the unused portion of the first packet you buy to us and we will send you double its purchase price.
- I had to boil up the water in an old kettle with a frayed wire.
- Water was boiled in kettles, saucepans and other containers on the top of the stove, and baking done in the oven.
- The first paddle steamers typically used oil-fired boilers, which provided heat to boil water, which generated steam to power the boat.
- When the kettle had been boiled and the tea had been made we all went up to Terri's bedroom.
- She came to the rescue by boiling up seven kettles of water on her range and arranged for them to be delivered to the school.
- This means having to boil up saucepans of water to have a bath.
- (boiling point) See examples:on the boilthe vegetables are on the boilto keep the kettle on the boillas verduras se están haciendohe has another project on the boilmantener el agua hirviendoto bring something to the boilbring the water back to the boiltiene otro proyecto entre manosthey have brought the issue back to the boildejar que el agua vuelva a romper el hervor or [formal] vuelva a alcanzar el punto de ebulliciónto go off the boildon't let the pot go off the boilhan vuelto a poner el tema sobre el tapeteinterest in the affair has gone off the boilque el agua ( or la sopa etc) no deje de hervirha decaído el interés en el asuntoExample sentences
- Cover with a lid, bring to a boil, and simmer for fifteen minutes.
- Bring to a boil and slowly whisk in the cornstarch, a little at a time.
- Combine the milk, butter and vanilla in a medium saucepan, and bring to a boil.
- 1verb + adverb (evaporate)
- → boil away 2
- (Medicine)Example sentences
- You can use them to treat sores, bruises, cuts, boils and inflammatory skin conditions.
- Symptoms of diabetes include having to get up at night to go to the toilet, feeling thirsty, lacking energy and getting reoccurring infections such as boils and abscesses.
- It is useful for boils and skin ulcerations, like bedsores and canker sores.
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