Synonyms of boil in English

: boil1boil2

boil1


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verb

1‘boil the potatoes in salted water’

SYNONYMS
bring to the boil, simmer, heat
cook
ANTONYMS

freeze

2‘the stew is boiling’

SYNONYMS
simmer, bubble, seethe, heat, cook, stew
ANTONYMS

freeze

3‘a huge cliff with the sea boiling below’

SYNONYMS
be turbulent, be agitated, froth, foam, churn, seethe, bubble, fizz, effervesce
literary roil

4‘inwardly, she boiled at his lack of consideration’

SYNONYMS
be angry, be furious, be indignant, rage, fume, seethe, smoulder
lose one's temper, lose control, rant, rave, storm, fulminate, bluster, explode, flare up, go berserk, throw a tantrum
informal blow one's top, fly off the handle, go off the deep end, hit the roof, go up the wall, blow a fuse, see red, get worked up, get steamed up
British informal spit feathers
ANTONYMS

keep calm


noun

1‘add the stock and bring it to the boil’

SYNONYMS
boiling point, 100 degrees Celsius, 100 degrees centigrade
ANTONYMS

freezing point


Synonyms of boil in English

: boil1boil2

boil2


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noun

1‘a girl with a boil on her nose’

SYNONYMS
swelling, spot, pimple, blister, pustule, eruption, blemish, carbuncle, wen, cyst, abscess, tumour, ulcer, chilblain, gumboil
Scottish plook
technical furuncle
rare blain

Phrases

    boil something down

    ‘continuing to boil down the syrup produces maple sugar crystals’


    SYNONYMS
    condense, concentrate, reduce, distil, thicken, compress
    strengthen
    ANTONYMS

    dilute

    boil down to

    ‘it all boils down to a personality clash’


    SYNONYMS
    come down to, amount to, be in essence, comprise, add up to