Related formshalf-boiled, adjectivesem·i·boiled, adjectiveun·boiled, adjectivewell-boiled, adjective
Definition for boiled (2 of 2)
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- to reduce the quantity of by boiling off liquid.
- to shorten; abridge.
- to be simplifiable or summarizable as; lead to the conclusion that; point: It all boils down to a clear case of murder.
- to overflow while boiling or as if while boiling; burst forth; erupt.
- to be unable to repress anger, excitement, etc.: Any mention of the incident makes her boil over.
Origin of boil1
Examples from the Web for boiled
In ‘non-cooking’ prisons they still sold raw macaroni but if you boiled water to cook it you were breaking the law.
I had an awful episode when I boiled two pounds of fresh broccoli in a plastic bag with the nail clipper for heat.
“It boiled down to a perjury charge,” he tells The Daily Beast.
Their disciplined diet can be boiled down to three simple rules that we can massage to fit our untelevised lifestyle.These Diet Lessons From Olympians Will Help You Lose Weight and Look Awesome|Jenna A. Bell|February 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Got to the point where Onstad boiled over, cornered Johnny, bawled him out.
When it has boiled hard, dip the artichokes into the batter, (each piece should be twice dipped,) and fry them brown.Miss Leslie's Lady's New Receipt-Book|Eliza Leslie
These latter ingredients would lose their delicate flavour if boiled too much.The Virginia Housewife|Mary Randolph
To the left the great whirlpool seethed and boiled, its outermost convolution scarce a bow-shot away.The Adventures of Ulysses the Wanderer|Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
They eat many, roast and boiled, and leave them on the trees to ripen.The Voyages of Pedro Fernandez de Quiros|Pedro Fernandez de Quiros
A dish made of pounded biscuit and salt beef cut into small pieces, boiled up with seasoning.The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth
British Dictionary definitions for boiled (1 of 2)
Derived Formsboilable, adjective
Word Origin for boil
British Dictionary definitions for boiled (2 of 2)
Word Origin for boil
Medicine definitions for boiled
Science definitions for boiled
Idioms and Phrases with boiled
In addition to the idioms beginning with boil
- boil down
- boiling point
- boil over
- make one's blood boil
- watched pot never boils