adverb, adjective

boiling: Make the tea as soon as the water is aboil.
in a state of excited activity: The street was aboil with Saturday shoppers.

Nearby words

  1. aboard,
  2. aboardage,
  3. abode,
  4. abohm,
  5. aboideau,
  6. abolish,
  7. abolition,
  8. abolitionism,
  9. abolitionist,
  10. abolitionists

Origin of aboil

First recorded in 1855–60; a-1 + boil1

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