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boiling

[boi-ling] /ˈbɔɪ lɪŋ/
adjective
1.
having reached the boiling point; steaming or bubbling up under the action of heat:
boiling water.
2.
fiercely churning or swirling:
the boiling seas.
3.
(of anger, rage, etc.) intense; fierce; heated.
adverb
4.
to an extreme extent; very:
August is usually boiling hot; boiling mad.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English. See boil1, -ing2
Related forms
boilingly, adverb
half-boiling, adjective
nonboiling, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for halfboiling

boiling

/ˈbɔɪlɪŋ/
adjective, adverb
1.
very warm: a boiling hot day
noun
2.
(slang) the whole boiling, the whole lot
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