Translation of "boil" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


verb (HEAT LIQUID) 热的液体 uk us /bɔɪl/

[ I or T ] to reach, or cause something to reach, the temperature at which a liquid starts to turn into a gas

Liquid nitrogen boils at a very low temperature. 液态氮在很低的温度下就会达到沸点。
She scalded herself on some boiling water. 她被开水烫伤了。
If you give water to a small baby to drink, you have to boil it first. 如果你喂婴儿水喝,必须先把水烧开。

[ I or T ] to heat a container, especially one used for cooking, until the liquid in it starts to turn into a gas

Could you boil the kettle for me? 你能给我烧壶水吗?
The pan's boiling. 锅烧开了。

[ T ] to cook food by putting it in water that is boiling

I've boiled some potatoes for dinner. 晚饭我煮了些土豆。
boiled carrots 煮熟的胡萝卜
boil dry

If a container or food boils dry, all the liquid in the container in which the food was cooking turns to gas.


[ T ] to wash clothes in a container of very hot water


(Translation of “boil verb (HEAT LIQUID)” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)