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boil

verb [I, T]
 
 
/bɔɪl/
LIQUID A2 If a liquid boils, or if you boil it, it reaches the temperature where bubbles rise up in it and it produces steam: I'll boil some water for a cup of tea. boiling waterPhysical and chemical processes
CONTAINER B1 If a container of liquid boils, or if you boil it, the liquid inside it reaches the temperature where bubbles rise up in it and it produces steam: I've boiled the kettle.Physical and chemical processes
COOK B1 to cook food in water that is boiling: Boil the pasta for 10 minutes. boiled potatoesPreparing food using heatPreparing food
(Definition of boil verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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