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French translation of “boil”

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.
(Definition of boil from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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