Meaning of “boiling” in the English Dictionary

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"boiling" in British English

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(Definition of “boiling” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"boiling" in American English

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boilingadjective [ not gradable ]

us /ˈbɔɪ·lɪŋ/

(of a liquid) heated to the point when it starts to turn into a gas:

a pot of boiling water

Boiling can also mean very hot:

He worked hours in the boiling sun.

Boiling can also mean extremely angry:

He was boiling with rage.

(Definition of “boiling” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)