hard-boil

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hard-boil

(härd′boil′)
tr.v. hard-boiled, hard-boil·ing, hard-boils
To boil (an egg) in the shell to a solid consistency.

[Back-formation from hard-boiled.]
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Hard-boiling half dozen eggs, even though I needed just two, left me with four.