boiling

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boiling(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (ebullient)
a. hirviendo
Pour boiling water onto the chamomile and leave to infuse.Vierte agua hirviendo sobre la manzanilla y deja en infusión.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(extremely hot)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
His house is always boiling because they have the central heating on 24 hours a day.Su casa siempre es un horno porque dejan puesta la calefacción central todo el día.
The weather was too hot for a sweater, and I was boiling.Hacía demasiado calor para ponerse un suéter y me estaba asando.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
adverb
3. (extremely hot)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
It was a boiling hot day in July.Era un día abrasador de julio.
This child is boiling hot. Are you sure he doesn't have a fever?Este niño está asado. ¿Estás segura de que no tiene fiebre?
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boiling
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (general)
a. hirviente
2. (colloquial)
a.
I'm boiling!¡me estoy asando!
boiling pointpunto de ebullición
3. (fig)
a.
the situation has reached boiling pointla situación está al rojo vivo
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
adverb
4. (general)
a.
it's boiling hothace un calor abrasador
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boiling [ˈbɔɪlɪŋ]
adjective
1 (gen) hirviendo
2 (very hot)
I'm boiling estoy asado (informal); it's boiling in here aquí hace un calor terrible
(angry) echando chispas (informal)
I told the press that I thought 1,000 pounds for 20 minutes in the air was scandalous in the days of deregulation. But behind the apparent sang-froid I was boiling
adverb
it's boiling hot (weather) hace un calor espantoso; on a boiling hot day un día de mucho calor; I'm boiling hot estoy asado (informal)
modifier
boiling point (n) punto (m) de ebullición
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