[ 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.
Origin of roil
First recorded in 1580–90; origin uncertain
Related formsun·roiled, adjective
Can be confusedroil royal
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Examples from the Web for roils
The heat of the oven should be somewhat greater for roils and biscuit than for bread.
Add sufficient Graham flour to make a rather stiff dough, knead thoroughly, shape into roils, and bake.
British Dictionary definitions for roils
/ (rɔɪl) /
(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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