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aboil

[uh-boil] /əˈbɔɪl/
adverb, adjective
1.
boiling:
Make the tea as soon as the water is aboil.
2.
in a state of excited activity:
The street was aboil with Saturday shoppers.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; a-1 + boil1
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