Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

El diccionario y el tesauro de inglés online más consultados por estudiantes de inglés.

Definición de “boil” en inglés

boil

verb [I/T]  /bɔɪl/ us  

boil verb [I/T] (HEAT)

(of a liquid) to start to turn into a gas because of being heated, or to cause a liquid to turn into a gas in this way: [I] The water is boiling. [T] We’d better boil this water before we drink it. If you say that a container has boiled, the liquid in it has started to turn into a gas: [I] The pot’s beginning to boil. If food boils, or you boil food, it is cooked by being put in water that is heated until the water is in the process of turning into a gas: [T] I boiled some potatoes for dinner.

boil

noun  /bɔɪl/ us  

boil noun (SWELLING)

[C] a painful, red swelling on the skin that is filled with pus (= a yellow liquid from an infection)

boil noun (HEAT)

[U] If you bring something to a boil, or let something come to a boil, you heat it until it starts to turn into a gas: Bring the water to a boil, then add the pasta.
(Definition of boil from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Más sobre la pronunciación de boil
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definiciones de “boil” en otros diccionarios

Palabra del día

maiden

a girl or young woman

Palabra del día

Countability – grammar codes

by Dom Glennon​​,
November 26, 2014
Advices and informations Have you ever noticed strange codes in square brackets on entries in Cambridge Dictionaries Online and wondered what they mean? These are grammar codes, giving you a brief summary of how that word behaves grammatically. More information can be obtained by hovering your cursor over the code, and there’s

Aprende más 

ped-text verb

November 24, 2014
to text someone while walking I’m ped-texting, I’m looking down at my phone, 75 percent of the time.

Aprende más