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adjective as in very hot

adjective as in angered

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Wipe any excess food off your tongs, cutting board, and knife, then dunk them in the boiling water for a minute or two to sterilize them.

Considering the many of uses that fire provides, from water boiling, to heating, lighting, and cooking, it makes sense to carry multiple fire starting methods in your kit, but even these can be inadequate in cold, wet, and windy weather.

It increasingly feels like America is reaching a boiling point, more raging bonfire than flash in the pan.

From Ozy

Workers and wildlife rescuers couldn’t immediately approach the site — it was 400 degrees underground, and if the earth exploded or gave way, they might be scalded or drown in boiling fluids.

It’s a movement that has had its roots over multiple decades and reached a boiling point because of an extradition bill last year.

From Digiday

He first rose to prominence as a lawyer in Queens, who settled a boiling racial dispute over public housing in Forest Hills.

This is important in the concentration process, which takes place by means of an extraordinarily measured period of boiling.

Ground glass is put in food to cause internal bleeding, and nicotine concentrated by boiling can cause a heart attack.

As infants, my kids ate food right off the floor without washing or boiling.

Mr. Wynd said the shrinking process includes filling the head with hot sand and boiling it with herbs.

The camp grew still, except for the rough and ready cook pottering about the fire, boiling buffalo-meat and mixing biscuit-dough.

The color does not disappear upon boiling, which excludes diacetic acid.

She was boiling mullets over a few red coals in the huge fireplace.

Starch is insoluble in cold water, but by boiling, it dissolves, forming a thick paste.

It dissolves readily in cold water, and is converted into sugar by long continued boiling with acids.


On this page you'll find 62 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to boiling, such as: baking, fiery, scalding, scorching, sizzling, and blistering.

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