Definition of overboiling in English:

overboiling

noun

  • The action of overboil.

adjective

  • Boiling over; (of a vessel) overflowing with boiling liquid. Chiefly in extended use: excessively ardent, fervent, or enthusiastic.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Walter Harte (d. 1774), writer. From over- + boiling, after overboil or to boil over<br>late 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Nashe (d. c1601), writer. From over- and boiling, after to boil over.

Pronunciation

overboiling

/ˌəʊvəˈbɔɪlɪŋ/