(noun, adjective, verb, adverb)


1. That boils or boil.

- boiling kettle

- boiling oil

2. (of a thing, informal, hyperbolic) Extremely hot or active.

- The radiator is boiling – I'm going to turn it down a bit.

3. (of a person, informal, hyperbolic) Feeling uncomfortably hot.

- I'm boiling – can't we open a window?

4. (of the weather, hyperbolic) Very hot.

- It's boiling out today!


1. extremely

- boiling mad

Sentences with boiling as an adverb:

- He was boiling mad.


1. the application of heat to change something from a liquid to a gas

Definition categories: process, heating, warming, evaporation, vapor, vaporisation, vaporization, vapour

2. cooking in a liquid that has been brought to a boil

Similar word(s): simmering, stewing

Definition categories: act, cookery, cooking, preparation


1. present participle of boil