|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]|
|Technical name: furuncle a red painful swelling with a hard pus-filled core caused by bacterial infection of the skin and subcutaneous tissues, esp at a hair follicle|
|[Old English bӯle; related to Old Norse beyla swelling, Old High German būlla bladder, Gothic ufbauljan to inflate]|
A painful, circumscribed pus-filled inflammation of the skin and subcutaneous tissue usually caused by a local staphylococcal infection. Also called furuncle.
(rendered "botch" in Deut. 28:27, 35), an aggravated ulcer, as in the case of Hezekiah (2 Kings 20:7; Isa. 38:21) or of the Egyptians (Ex. 9:9, 10, 11; Deut. 28:27, 35). It designates the disease of Job (2:7), which was probably the black leprosy.