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Spanish translation of “boil”

boil

verb /boil/
to turn rapidly from liquid to vapour when heated
hervir
I’m boiling the water The water’s boiling.
to cook by boiling in water etc
hervir, hacer hervir, cocer
I’ve boiled the potatoes.
boiler noun a vessel in which water is heated or steam is produced
caldera
a hot water boiler.
boiling point noun the temperature at which something boils
punto de ebullición
The boiling point of water is 100 degrees Celsius.
boil down to phrasal verb to amount to; to indicate as a final analysis or judgement
reducirse a, resumirse en
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 phrasal verb to boil and overflow
desbordarse, rebosar
The pan of water boiled over and spilt on the floor.
(Definition of boil from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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