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Spanish translation of “boil”


verb /boil/
to turn rapidly from liquid to vapour when heated I’m boiling the water The water’s boiling. to cook by boiling in water etc I’ve boiled the potatoes. boiler noun a vessel in which water is heated or steam is produced. a hot water boiler. boiling point noun the temperature at which something boils.
punto de ebullición
boil down to 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 to boil and overflow 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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