adv. & adj.
1. At a boil; boiling.
2. In an excited or tumultuous state.


adj (postpositive)
1. boiling
2. indicating a volatile situation in which people are very excited or angry



adj., adv.
1. boiling.
2. in a state of excitement.
References in classic literature ?
The cooking, I can tell you, kept her nose to the pot, and even if there was nothing in it, even if there was no pot, she had to keep watching that it came aboil just the same.
From neighborhood saloons past and present to changing influences on mixed drinks, this is a delicious survey embellished by photos by Luke Aboil and offering up a delightful compendium of facts steeped in San Francisco history and culinary lore.
Abscond anchovies, asudden an Adelie armada, all abreast and aqua aboil, accelerates across an abyss and appetites are abated.
26) Nel 1806 Giuseppe Bonaparte, divenuto re di Napoli, con una sola legge aboil la feudalita del Regno.
I'm generally an easy-going type (so my friends say), but my blood is really aboil.
Note the similarity of this passage to the protagonist's words in Invisible Man (1952): "I wanted peace and quiet, tranquillity, but was too much aboil inside.
The spectacularly ungainly Catholic schoolgirl is such a poignant comic creation - ever aboil with misdirected neediness, engaging (if gross) quirks and repressed everything - that she wins your heart with each panty-exposing pratfall.
Add wine, 1/12 cups broth, and the tomato paste; bring to aboil, stirring to scrape up browned bits.
In 5- to 6-quart pan, combine broth, water, rice, and gingerf bring to aboil.