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soft-boil

[sawft-boil, soft-] /ˈsɔftˈbɔɪl, ˈsɒft-/
verb (used with object)
1.
to boil (an egg) just long enough for the yolk and white to partially solidify, usually three or four minutes.
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soft-boiled

adjective
1.
(of an egg) boiled for a short time so that the yolk is still soft
2.
(informal) softhearted
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