SYNONYMS | EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN 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. Origin of roil
First recorded in
1580–90; origin uncertain Related forms un·roiled, adjective Can be confused roil royal
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Related Words for roils rile
disquiet Examples from the Web for roils Historical Examples of roils
Add sufficient Graham flour to make a rather stiff dough, knead thoroughly, shape into
roils, and bake.
The heat of the oven should be somewhat greater for
roils and biscuit than for bread. British Dictionary definitions for roils 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 Word Origin for roil
C16: of unknown origin; compare
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Word Origin and History for roils v.
1580s, of uncertain origin, probably from Middle French
rouiller "to rust, make muddy," from Old French roil "mud, muck, rust" (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *robicula, from Latin robigo "rust" (see robust). An earlier borrowing of the French verb is Middle English roil "to roam or rove about" (early 14c.). Related: Roiled; roiling.
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