Synonyms of boil in English

: boil1boil2

boil1


See definition of boil

verb

1‘boil the potatoes in salted water’

SYNONYMS

bring to the boil, simmer, heat

cook

ANTONYMS

freeze

2‘the stew is boiling’

SYNONYMS

simmer, bubble, seethe, heat, cook, stew

ANTONYMS

freeze

3‘a huge cliff with the sea boiling below’

SYNONYMS

be turbulent, be agitated, froth, foam, churn, seethe, bubble, fizz, effervesce

literary roil

4‘inwardly, she boiled at his lack of consideration’

SYNONYMS

be angry, be furious, be indignant, rage, fume, seethe, smoulder

lose one's temper, lose control, rant, rave, storm, fulminate, bluster, explode, flare up, go berserk, throw a tantrum

informal blow one's top, fly off the handle, go off the deep end, hit the roof, go up the wall, blow a fuse, see red, get worked up, get steamed up

British informal spit feathers

ANTONYMS

keep calm


noun

1‘add the stock and bring it to the boil’

SYNONYMS

boiling point, 100 degrees Celsius, 100 degrees centigrade

ANTONYMS

freezing point


Synonyms of boil in English

: boil1boil2

boil2


See definition of boil

noun

1‘a girl with a boil on her nose’

SYNONYMS

swelling, spot, pimple, blister, pustule, eruption, blemish, carbuncle, wen, cyst, abscess, tumour, ulcer, chilblain, gumboil

Scottish plook

technical furuncle

rare blain


Phrases

    boil something down

      ‘continuing to boil down the syrup produces maple sugar crystals’

      SYNONYMS

      condense, concentrate, reduce, distil, thicken, compress

      strengthen

      ANTONYMS

      dilute

    boil down to

      ‘it all boils down to a personality clash’

      SYNONYMS

      come down to, amount to, be in essence, comprise, add up to