Online English learning Courses
    courses   dictionary
Double-click any word on the page to look it up in the dictionary.

Audio English.org » Dictionary » B » Bog Moss ... Boletus Pulverulentus

BOILING

Pronunciation (US): 

 Dictionary entry overview: What does boiling mean? 

BOILING (noun)
  The noun BOILING has 2 senses:

1. the application of heat to change something from a liquid to a gas
2. cooking in a liquid that has been brought to a boil

  Familiarity information: BOILING used as a noun is rare.


BOILING (adverb)
  The adverb BOILING has 1 sense:

1. extremely

  Familiarity information: BOILING used as an adverb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BOILING (noun)


Sense 1boiling [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The application of heat to change something from a liquid to a gas

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Hypernyms ("boiling" is a kind of...):

heating; warming (the process of becoming warmer; a rising temperature)

evaporation; vapor; vaporisation; vaporization; vapour (the process of becoming a vapor)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "boiling"):

decoction mashing; decoction process (a process in which part of the mash is removed and boiled and then returned)


Sense 2boiling [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cooking in a liquid that has been brought to a boil

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

simmering; boiling; stewing

Hypernyms ("boiling" is a kind of...):

cookery; cooking; preparation (the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "boiling"):

decoction ((pharmacology) the extraction by boiling of water-soluble drug substances)


BOILING (adverb)


Sense 1boiling [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Extremely

Context example:

boiling mad

Domain usage:

colloquialism (a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech)


 Learn English with... Proverbs of the week 
"Whiskey on beer, never fear. Beer on whiskey, mighty risky." (English proverb)

"A spared body only goes twenty-four hours further that another" (Breton proverb)

"He who walks slowly arrives first." (Arabic proverb)

"You will get furthest with honesty." (Czech proverb)

 BOILING: related words searches 

 Related FAQs: 

Page delivered in 0.1081 seconds