suitable or recommended for boiling: a diet of vegetables, rice, and other boilable foods.
(of sealed plastic bags or pouches) leakproof and immersible in boiling water so as to cook or heat the contents: dinner entrées in boilable bags that are slit open and emptied for serving.

1880–85; boil1 + -able Unabridged
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boil1 (bɔɪl)
1.  Compare evaporate to change or cause to change from a liquid to a vapour so rapidly that bubbles of vapour are formed copiously in the liquid
2.  to reach or cause to reach boiling point
3.  to cook or be cooked by the process of boiling
4.  (intr) to bubble and be agitated like something boiling; seethe: the ocean was boiling
5.  (intr) to be extremely angry or indignant (esp in the phrase make one's blood boil): she was boiling at his dishonesty
6.  (intr) to contain a boiling liquid: the pot is boiling
7.  the state or action of boiling (esp in the phrases on the boil, off the boil)
[C13: from Old French boillir, from Latin bullīre to bubble, from bulla a bubble]

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Insert the thawed unseasoned sample into a boilable film-type pouch.
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