- present participle of boil#English|boil
boiling (plural boilings)
- The process of changing the state of a substance from liquid to gas by heating it to its boiling point.
- (uncountable) An animation style with constantly changing wavy outlines, giving a shimmering or wobbling appearance.
- French: ébullition, bouillonnement
- Italian: ebollizione
- Portuguese: ebulição, fervura
- Russian: кипе́ние
- That boil#Verb|boils or boil.
- boiling kettle boiling oil
- (informal, hyperbole) Of a thing: extremely hot#Adjective|hot or active.
- 1963, Margery Allingham, “Conference in the Morning”, in The China Governess: A Mystery, London: Chatto & Windus, OCLC 483591931 ↗, page 130 ↗:
- With a little manœuvring they contrived to meet on the doorstep which now, in mid-morning, was in a boiling stream of passers-by, hurrying business people speeding past in a flurry of fumes and dust in the bright haze.
- The radiator is boiling – I’m going to turn it down a bit.
- (informal, hyperbole) Of a person: feel#Verb|feeling uncomfortably hot.
- I’m boiling – can’t we open a window?
- (informal, hyperbole) Of the weather#Noun|weather: very hot.
- It’s boiling out today!
boiling (not comparable)
- (of adjectives associated with heat) Extremely
- He was boiling mad.