aboil

[ uh-boil ]
/ əˈbɔɪl /

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.

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Origin of aboil

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