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English definition of “boil”

boil

verb [I/T] (HEAT)   /bɔɪl/
(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.
(Definition of boil verb (HEAT) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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