verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of roil
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
Word Origin for roil
Word Origin and History for roils
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.