Meaning of “boil” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun uk us /bɔɪl/
bring sth to the boil

to heat something until it starts to produce bubbles and steam:

Bring the water to the boil, then add the rice.

[ C ] a red swollen area on the skin that is infected

(Definition of “boil noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)