Meaning of BOILING in English


[adjective] [not gradable] figurative informalShe scalded herself on some boiling water.(figurative informal) Boiling can also mean very hot.We don't usually have such boiling (hot) weather in England.I wish I'd worn something cooler - I'm boiling.(informal) Boiling can also mean extremely angry.He was boiling with rage.The boiling point of a liquid is the temperature at which it becomes a gas.The boiling point of water is 100°C.(figurative) The situation in the inner city was reaching boiling point (= about to go out of control and become violent) so the police were out in force.

Cambridge English vocab.      Кембриджский английский словарь.