There are 2 main translations of boil in Spanish

: boil1boil2

boil1

hervir, v.

Pronunciation /bɔɪl/

intransitive verb

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    (be at boiling point)
    (water/meat/vegetables) hervir
    the kettle's boiling! ¡hierve el agua!
    • add boiling water añada agua hirviendo
    • the rice has boiled dry el arroz se ha quedado sin agua
    • I had to boil up the water in an old kettle with a frayed wire.
    • Water was boiled in kettles, saucepans and other containers on the top of the stove, and baking done in the oven.
    • The first paddle steamers typically used oil-fired boilers, which provided heat to boil water, which generated steam to power the boat.
    • If too much liquid remains, reduce it a little by boiling it, then pour it over the pears before leaving them to cool.
    • I boiled the water, cooked the noodles and then added the cheese sauce.
    • That night, we camped out near a pond so we could boil water for food.
    • When they are cooked, lift them out and boil the liquid until thick and reduced.
    • Avoid boiling the cream and add the parmesan gradually, otherwise the sauce will curdle.
    • Remove the chicken and boil the juices furiously for a minute or two.
    • Now add a cup of double cream and heat without boiling it.
    • Evidently there was bigger fish to fry and the fryers could hardly wait to boil their oil.
    • The little hotplate was an added bonus, keeping the coffee good and hot without ever boiling it.
    • In the old days, before cookers, the stones would be thrown into a water-filled pit or vessel, to boil water for cooking or washing.
    • The water should not be used for swimming, drinking, fishing or for stock and boiling the water will not destroy the algae.
    • The fist thing they do every day is to boil water and cook rice after they wake up early in the morning.
    • Health experts have advised all water should be boiled before drinking until the source of the contamination is traced.
    • At homes, he says water should be boiled until it begins to roll in the vessel.
    • Water should always be boiled before drinking.
    • Half an hour later, water had been boiled and poured into a large tub next to the fireplace.
    • Contaminated water must be boiled in rural areas.
    • Instead, they found it was healthier to boil food in water or a light stock.
    • In addition, wherever eggs have been boiled for the recipes above, then they need to be peeled before moving on to the next stage of the recipe.
    • British travellers can fall victim to the disease if they do not boil food and water before consumption.
    • Potatoes are served boiled, sautéed, deep-fried, or roasted, and are used in various dishes.
    • I lowered my eyes, got up from the table, and ran water into the saucepan to boil our morning eggs.
    • He would cook us a batch of his prawns, boiling them in fresh water from a nearby stream.
    • Fish is boiled or grilled over open fires and eaten by hand.
    • Chicken and bamboo shoots had been boiled together with green curry, tasting spicy but not fiery.
    • It is the only bread product that is boiled before it is baked.
    • But it wasn't until nearly 300 years later that Arab traders began to boil or roast these precious beans.
    • A tiny old monk, who seemed to have been waiting outside the door, bowed into the room with an enormous bowl of boiled eggs and a jar of wine.
    • Pots full of boiled fish and baskets hang from a string where cats could not reach, to be served with rice for the next meal.
    • Banana cake is superb, and this one here is unusual in that you boil the bananas first.
    • Do you think there's a whole ward somewhere in the bowels of the building where they spend long hours doing nothing but boiling cabbage?
    • Reduce the heat to low and boil the beans for 1 hour or until they burst.
    • The stones heat the water and the meat is boiled.
    • Even so, they brought out some corn and some boiled bananas to share with us.
    • That evening I filled out my menu card for the next day, requesting just boiled vegetables for lunch.
    • You prepare black beans very much the same way you would other dried peas, but you've got to soak them for a couple of hours before boiling them.
    • Steaming or boiling takes around the same time, and boiled broccoli should be carefully drained to avoid sogginess.
  • 2literary

    (seethe)
    (sea) bullir literary
    • Outside, the wind was blowing and dark storm clouds were boiling.
    • Clouds boiled in the sky overhead, blocking out the sun and heralding a storm.
    • I stood on the front porch watching horizontal sheets of rain sweep up the driveway as the clouds boiled menacingly overhead.
    • As you'll also know, the quake was bad, but the sea didn't boil like last time.
    • Seas will boil, the earth will tremble, man will be sent scurrying back to the caves.
    • The sea was boiling, it seemed, over an area no bigger than a mini-roundabout.
    • The sea boiled and on every side ships were stripped of their superstructure by the wave that hit the shoreline a split-second later.
    • Picture a spot where, at the change of tides, the sea boils through a narrow pass, providing experienced divers with a glorious ride past sharks and other marine life.
    • The sea boils where rocks and ledges running across the sound cause sharp changes in depth.
    • Her blond hair was being whipped by the wind, behind her black clouds boiled and lightning flashed, or so it seemed to George and the woman.
    • Just before the whales break the surface, the sea boils vigorously and a perfect circle of clear water opens up above them.
    • He nodded up at the dark clouds that were boiling out of the sky overhead.
    • Black skies boiled and seethed above, clouds dark as pitch surging in an ominous spiral.
    • It should be dark and overcast, lightning and thunder boiling across the sky, like his insides were doing at that moment.
    • But something was stirring in the clouds that obscured the fine blue of the sky, making them boil and seethe.
    • Were the carvers stopped by the great waves boiling out of the sea?
    • He had never seen anything like it, this barrier of blue and white that boiled and roared and foamed before him, like a thing alive.
    • Down river the water boiled amongst the smooth white rocks.
    • On the surface, the water is boiling like a washing machine.
    • I remembered standing on the very tip of its bow, looking down at the surface water boiling around it.
  • 3

    (be excited)
    he was boiling with rage le hervía la sangre de rabia

transitive verb

  • 1

    • 1.1(bring to boiling point)

      (water/milk) hervir
      (water/milk) llevar a punto de ebullición formal
      • When the kettle had been boiled and the tea had been made we all went up to Terri's bedroom.
      • She came to the rescue by boiling up seven kettles of water on her range and arranged for them to be delivered to the school.
      • This means having to boil up saucepans of water to have a bath.
      • Meanwhile, boil up another pan of water and add a pinch of salt.
      • She boiled the kettle again and made a cup of tea with slightly sour milk.
      • Now add boiling water until the potatoes are covered (if you've forgotten to boil the kettle, cold water works too, but it just takes ages to heat up).
      • Martine didn't own a kettle so a pan of water had to be boiled, I knew that if Helene needed a cup of coffee it was best to let her get on with it.

    • 1.2(keep at boiling point)

      (soup/sauce) hervir
      (soup/sauce) dejar hervir

    • 1.3(cook in boiling water)

      (vegetables/beef) cocer
      (vegetables/beef) hervir
      boil the eggs for three minutes cocer / hervir los huevos tres minutos

    • 1.4(wash at boiling point)

      (cotton/linen) hervir
      • The first surgical gloves were boiled to achieve sterilization.
      • You can also sterilise equipment by boiling it in water for at least 10 minutes.
      • If you are not satisfied that this washing powder boils your clothes whiter than any other washing product return the unused portion of the first packet you buy to us and we will send you double its purchase price.
      • Initially, these gloves were sterilized by boiling and then put on the wearer's wet hands.
      • Beryl rounded up all our jumpers and various moth-eaten Fair Isle handknits belonging to Reginald, and boiled them in her washing machine.
      • Vaccine transfer needles should be boiled in water and allowed to cool before using.
      • In one clinic, all instruments, including those used for surgical operations, were simply boiled in water.
      • The linen was boiled, scrubbed, rinsed and given a final soak in Robin Blue to drag out the last erg of whiteness before starching.
      • The white washing was boiled in the copper with the fire lit underneath.

  • 2boiled past participle

    (potatoes/rice/cabbage) hervido
    (ham) cocido
    (egg) (soft) pasado por agua
    (egg) (hard) duro
    boiled sweet caramelo de fruta

noun

  • 1

    (boiling point)
    on the boil
    to bring sth to the boil
    to go off the boil
    • Cover with a lid, bring to a boil, and simmer for fifteen minutes.
    • Bring to a boil and slowly whisk in the cornstarch, a little at a time.
    • Combine the milk, butter and vanilla in a medium saucepan, and bring to a boil.
    • Put the sweet potatoes in a large saucepan, cover them with water and bring to a boil.
    • Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat, and simmer for 20 minutes, or until the pineapple is tender.
    • Stir in the cumin, ginger, and coconut milk and bring to a boil.
    • Add the lentils, broth, tomatoes and tomato paste to the pot and bring to a boil.
    • Bring to a boil, lower the heat and simmer for three hours.
    • Bring to a boil, and stir all the time until it's thickened.
    • Add the stock and bring to a boil.
    • Cover with the lid and lower the heat setting to maintain a gentle boil.
    • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring the reserved cooking liquid to a boil.
    • Then bring the fish stock to the boil in a pan and keep at a low simmer.
    • Heat the milk and water together with the garlic clove and the bay leaf, then bring to the boil and add the fish.
    • Bring to the boil, then turn down and simmer half-covered for 20-25 minutes.
    • Bring slowly to the boil, skimming off the froth that rises to the surface.
    • Bring to the boil then turn down the heat and simmer gently for 15-20 minutes or until the veggies are tender and the sauce thickened.
    • Once the porridge has returned to the boil, it should be allowed to cook slowly for 20-30 minutes.
    • Add the tomatoes, wine and thyme and bring to the boil, turn to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes.
    • Put the white wine vinegar, all the spices and 150 ml of cold water in a pan, bring to the boil then pour over the fish.
    • The water came to a boil and Rowena poured some over her teabag.
    • To peel your own almonds, bring a small saucepan of water to a boil.
    • In a medium saucepan, bring two inches of water to a boil and remove from the heat.

There are 2 main translations of boil in Spanish

: boil1boil2

boil2

furúnculo, n.

Pronunciation /bɔɪl/

noun

Medicine
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    furúnculo masculine
    forúnculo masculine
    • You can use them to treat sores, bruises, cuts, boils and inflammatory skin conditions.
    • Symptoms of diabetes include having to get up at night to go to the toilet, feeling thirsty, lacking energy and getting reoccurring infections such as boils and abscesses.
    • It is useful for boils and skin ulcerations, like bedsores and canker sores.
    • Sure, her clothes were completely burned away, and her skin had some small boils on it, but that was all.
    • These infections may be mild such as pimples or boils or serious, for example infection of the bloodstream, bones or joints.
    • Many died of boils, abscesses and pustules which erupted on the legs and in the armpits.
    • While leaf paste is used externally against boils and carbuncles, the extract is considered a good remedy for recurring earache.
    • The recurrence of boils, pustules and other such ailments in the stories echoes Beckett's own frequent affliction with skin disorders.
    • In the story, Job hangs on true, and God gives him his wives and children and fixes all his boils and carbuncles.
    • A boil is an abscess occurring in the skin, and is associated with hair follicles.
    • Lemon oil taken internally or sniffed, is good for diabetes, asthma, boils and varicose veins.
    • The Los Angeles Times reported January 27 that the skin infections, which appear as ugly boils, started turning up last fall.
    • The ripe fruit was used to provide external relief from carbuncles and painful boils and used internally to treat stomach ulcers.
    • They also suffered from boils and abscesses as a result of a lack of fresh food, diarrhoea, mosquito attacks and constant loss of sleep.
    • Do not be tempted to squeeze boils as this can spread the infection.
    • Call your doctor if a boil or carbuncle is extremely painful, lasts longer than two weeks or occurs with a fever.
    • Early civilizations used various heat applications to promote drainage and healing of boils, as well as to limit the spread of infection and for analgesic purposes.
    • His body had been covered with painful, egg-sized boils, a condition for which local doctors could find no diagnosis.
    • A boil should be treated by applying a warm-water compress to the affected area for 20 minutes, three times a day, until it bursts.
    • Any rash that looks bright red, has crusted areas, sores or boils should be seen by your doctor.