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boil1 of a liquid, to produce bubbles of water vapor when heated to a high enough temperature. [5 definitions]
boil2 a swollen, painful sore that is filled with pus. A boil is an infection caused by bacteria.
boil down to decrease something by boiling. [2 definitions]
boiler a tank used to heat and store a supply of water.
boiling point the temperature at which a liquid starts to boil. [2 definitions]
boil over to boil until the liquid flows out of a container.
bold brave; daring. [5 definitions]
Bolivia a country in western South America. La Paz is the capital of Bolivia.
boll the seed pod of plants, such as cotton.
boll weevil a small beetle with a gray body and a long snout. It lays eggs in the seed pods of the cotton plant where they hatch and cause much damage to crops.
bologna a sausage made of several meats and spices.
bolster a pillow shaped like a cylinder. [2 definitions]
bolt1 a metal or wooden bar on a door that slides into an opening in the frame. When the bolt is inserted into the frame, the door stays closed. [8 definitions]
bolt upright in a stiff, highly alert position.
bomb a metal shell filled with explosives. A bomb destroys a target by being thrown at or dropped on it. [4 definitions]
bombard to attack with bombs, cannon fire, or artillery. [2 definitions]
Bombay the former name of a capital city of a state in India, on the west central coast. Bombay is now called Mumbai.
bomber a plane used in war to carry and drop bombs. [2 definitions]
bond something that joins, ties, or fastens together. [4 definitions]
bondage the condition of being forced to serve another; slavery.
bone the hard tissue that forms the skeleton of a person or animal. [2 definitions]