Translation of "boil" - English-French dictionary

boil

verbboil /bɔɪl/
transitive to heat liquid until bubbles appear
faire bouillir

Boil the water.
Faites bouillir l'eau.
intransitive (of liquid) to become hot enough to bubble
bouillir

The water is boiling.
L'eau bout.
transitive to cook in boiling water
cuire (à l'eau)

Boil the rice.
Faites cuire le riz.

(Translation of “boil” from the GLOBAL English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)

boil

verb /boil/

to turn rapidly from liquid to vapour when heated

bouillir
I’m boiling the water
The water’s boiling.

to cook by boiling in water etc

faire bouillir
I’ve boiled the potatoes.
boiler noun

a vessel in which water is heated or steam is produced.

chaudière
a hot water boiler.
boiling point noun

the temperature at which something boils.

point d’ébullition
boil down to

to amount to; to indicate as a final analysis or judgement

revenir à
It all boils down to money
What it boils down to is that you have to make a choice between family and career.
boil over

to boil and overflow

déborder
The pan of water boiled over and spilt on the floor.

boil

noun /boil/

an inflamed swelling on the skin

furoncle
His neck is covered with boils.

(Translation of “boil” from the PASSWORD English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)