roil

[ roil ]
/ rɔɪl /

verb (used with object)

to render (water, wine, etc.) turbid by stirring up sediment.
to disturb or disquiet; irritate; vex: to be roiled by a delay.

verb (used without object)

to move or proceed turbulently.

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Origin of roil

First recorded in 1580–90; origin uncertain

OTHER WORDS FROM roil

un·roiled, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH roil

roil , royal

Words nearby roil

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British Dictionary definitions for roil

roil
/ (rɔɪl) /

verb

(tr) to make (a liquid) cloudy or turbid by stirring up dregs or sediment
(intr) (esp of a liquid) to be agitated or disturbed
(intr) dialect to be noisy or boisterous
(tr) another word (now rare) for rile (def. 1)

Word Origin for roil

C16: of unknown origin; compare rile
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