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 for Boil
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Boil \Boil\ (boil), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Boiled (boild); p. pr.
     & vb. n. Boiling.] [OE. boilen, OF. boilir, builir, F.
     bouillir, fr. L. bullire to be in a bubbling motion, from
     bulla bubble; akin to Gr. ?, Lith. bumbuls. Cf. Bull an
     edict, Budge, v., and Ebullition.]
     1. To be agitated, or tumultuously moved, as a liquid by the
        generation and rising of bubbles of steam (or vapor), or
        of currents produced by heating it to the boiling point;
        to be in a state of ebullition; as, the water boils.
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     2. To be agitated like boiling water, by any other cause than
        heat; to bubble; to effervesce; as, the boiling waves.
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              He maketh the deep to boil like a pot. --Job xii.
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     3. To pass from a liquid to an a["e]riform state or vapor
        when heated; as, the water boils away.
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     4. To be moved or excited with passion; to be hot or fervid;
        as, his blood boils with anger.
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              Then boiled my breast with flame and burning wrath.
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     5. To be in boiling water, as in cooking; as, the potatoes
        are boiling.
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     To boil away, to vaporize; to evaporate or be evaporated by
        the action of heat.
     To boil over, to run over the top of a vessel, as liquid
        when thrown into violent agitation by heat or other cause
        of effervescence; to be excited with ardor or passion so
        as to lose self-control.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Boil \Boil\, n.
     Act or state of boiling. [Colloq.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Boil \Boil\, n. [Influenced by boil, v. See Beal, Bile.]
     A hard, painful, inflamed tumor, which, on suppuration,
     discharges pus, mixed with blood, and discloses a small
     fibrous mass of dead tissue, called the core.
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     A blind boil, one that suppurates imperfectly, or fails to
        come to a head.
     Delhi boil (Med.), a peculiar affection of the skin,
        probably parasitic in origin, prevailing in India (as
        among the British troops) and especially at Delhi.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Boil \Boil\, v. t.
     1. To heat to the boiling point, or so as to cause
        ebullition; as, to boil water.
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     2. To form, or separate, by boiling or evaporation; as, to
        boil sugar or salt.
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     3. To subject to the action of heat in a boiling liquid so as
        to produce some specific effect, as cooking, cleansing,
        etc.; as, to boil meat; to boil clothes.
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              The stomach cook is for the hall,
              And boileth meate for them all.       --Gower.
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     4. To steep or soak in warm water. [Obs.]
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              To try whether seeds be old or new, the sense can
              not inform; but if you boil them in water, the new
              seeds will sprout sooner.             --Bacon.
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     To boil down, to reduce in bulk by boiling; as, to boil
        down sap or sirup.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a painful sore with a hard core filled with pus [syn:
           boil, furuncle]
      2: the temperature at which a liquid boils at sea level; "they
         brought the water to a boil" [syn: boiling point, boil]
      v 1: come to the boiling point and change from a liquid to
           vapor; "Water boils at 100 degrees Celsius" [ant: freeze]
      2: immerse or be immersed in a boiling liquid, often for cooking
         purposes; "boil potatoes"; "boil wool"
      3: bring to, or maintain at, the boiling point; "boil this
         liquid until it evaporates"
      4: be agitated; "the sea was churning in the storm" [syn:
         churn, boil, moil, roil]
      5: be in an agitated emotional state; "The customer was seething
         with anger" [syn: seethe, boil]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  287 Moby Thesaurus words for "boil":
     abscess, agitation, antisepticize, aposteme, autoclave, bake,
     barbecue, baste, be in heat, be livid, be pissed, bed sore, blain,
     blanch, blaze, bleb, blister, bloom, blow up, blubber, bluster,
     bobbery, boil over, boiling, bolt, braise, brew, bristle, broil,
     brouhaha, brown, browned off, bubble, bubble over, bubble up, bubo,
     bulla, bump, bunion, burble, burn, bustle, canker, canker sore,
     carbuncle, carry on, casserole, chafe, chancre, chancroid, charge,
     chase, chilblain, chlorinate, choke, churn, coction, coddle,
     cold sore, combust, commotion, conturbation, cook, corn, course,
     cover, culinary masterpiece, culinary preparation, curry, cyst,
     dash, decoct, decoction, decontaminate, delouse, devil, dilatation,
     dilation, discomposure, dish, disinfect, disorder, disquiet,
     disquietude, distension, distill, disturbance, do,
     do to perfection, ebullience, ebulliency, ebulliometer, ebullition,
     edema, effervesce, embroilment, entree, eschar, excitement, felon,
     ferment, fermentation, fester, festering, fever, fever blister,
     feverishness, fidgets, fire, fistula, fizz, fizzle, flame,
     flame up, flap, flare, flare up, flicker, fling, flurry, flush,
     fluster, flutteration, foam, foment, fret, fricassee, frizz,
     frizzle, fry, fulminate, fume, fumigate, furuncle, furunculus,
     fuss, gasp, gathering, glow, go on, griddle, grill, guggle,
     gumboil, gurgle, have a conniption, heat, hemorrhoids, hiss,
     hubbub, hurly-burly, hygienize, incandesce, inquietude,
     intumescence, jitters, jumpiness, kibe, lash, lesion, lump,
     maelstrom, main dish, malaise, moil, nerviness, nervosity,
     nervousness, oven-bake, pan, pan-broil, pant, papula, papule,
     parboil, parch, paronychia, parulis, pasteurize, perturbation,
     petechia, piles, pimple, pissed off, plop, poach, pock, polyp,
     prepare, prepare food, pustule, race, radiate heat, rage,
     raise Cain, raise hell, raise the devil, raise the roof, rant,
     rant and rave, rave, restlessness, rising, roast, roil, rout, row,
     sanitate, sanitize, saute, scab, scald, scallop, scorch, sear,
     sebaceous cyst, seethe, seething, shimmer with heat, shirr, shoot,
     side dish, simmer, simmering, sizzle, smoke, smolder, smother,
     smoulder, soft chancre, sore, spark, sparkle, splutter, sputter,
     steam, sterilize, stew, stewing, stifle, stigma, stir, stir-fry,
     storm, sty, suffocate, suppuration, sweat, swell, swelling,
     swelter, swirl, swollenness, take on, tear, throw a fit, to-do,
     toast, trepidation, trepidity, tubercle, tumefaction, tumescence,
     tumidity, tumor, tumult, tumultuation, turbidity, turbulence,
     turgescence, turgescency, turgidity, turmoil, twitter, ulcer,
     ulceration, unease, unrest, upset, wale, welt, wen, wheal, whelk,
     whitlow, work, wound

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     (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.

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