aboil

(adjective, adverb)

adjective

1. In a boil; boiling. [First attested in the mid 19th century.]

- In the kitchen several pots were aboil.

2. Figuratively, heated up; excited. [First attested in the mid 19th century.]

- In the drawing room, several conversations were aboil.

adverb

1. In a boil; boiling. [First attested in the mid 19th century.]

2. Figuratively, heated up; excited. [First attested in the mid 19th century.]