boiling

[[t]bɔ͟ɪlɪŋ[/t]]
1) ADJ Something that is boiling or boiling hot is very hot.

`It's boiling in here,' complained Miriam...

Often the food may be bubbling and boiling hot on the top, but the inside may still be cold.

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2) ADJ: v-link ADJ If you say that you are boiling or boiling hot, you mean that you feel very hot, usually unpleasantly hot.

When everybody else is boiling hot, I'm freezing!

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