"I am impatient, and my blood boyls high." [Thomas Otway, "Alcibiades," 1675]Boiling point is recorded from 1773.
A painful, circumscribed pus-filled inflammation of the skin and subcutaneous tissue usually caused by a local staphylococcal infection. Also called furuncle.
|boil (boil) Pronunciation Key
To change from a liquid to a gaseous state by being heated to the boiling point and being provided with sufficient energy. Boiling is an example of a phase transition.