boiling etymology

English word boiling comes from English boiler

Detailed word origin of boiling

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boiler English (eng) (UK, informal) A tough old chicken only suitable for cooking by boiling.. A device consisting of a heat source and a tank for storing hot water, typically for space heating, domestic hot water etc., disregarding the source of heat.. A kitchen vessel for steaming, boiling or heating food.. A steam boiler.. A sunken reef, especially a coral reef, on which the sea breaks heavily.. An apparatus [...]
boiling English (eng) (uncountable) An animation style with constantly changing wavy outlines, giving a shimmering or wobbling appearance.. The process of changing the state of a substance from liquid to gas by heating it to its boiling point. (of adjectives associated with heat) Extremely (of a person, informal, hyperbole) Feeling uncomfortably hot.. (of a thing, informal, hyperbole) Extremely hot or active.. [...]

Words with the same origin as boiling

Descendants of boiler
boil boiled