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soft-boiled

(sôft′boild′, sŏft′-)
adj.
1. Boiled in the shell to a soft consistency. Used of an egg.
2. Informal
a. Softhearted; lenient.
b. Sentimental.
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soft-boiled

adj
1. (Cookery) (of an egg) boiled for a short time so that the yolk is still soft
2. informal softhearted
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soft′-boiled′



adj.
(of an egg) boiled in the shell only until yolk and white are partially set.
[1900–05]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.soft-boiled - easily moved to pity or sorrow; "a softhearted judge"
2.soft-boiled - (eggs) having the yolk still liquid; "soft-boiled eggs"
cooked - having been prepared for eating by the application of heat
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Translations

soft-boiled

[ˈsɒftˌbɔɪld] ADJ [egg] → pasado (por agua)
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soft-boiled

[ˈsɒftˌbɔɪld] adj (egg) → alla coque
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soft

(soft) adjective
1. not hard or firm; easily changing shape when pressed. a soft cushion.
2. pleasantly smooth to the touch. The dog has a soft, silky coat.
3. not loud. a soft voice.
4. (of colour) not bright or harsh. a soft pink.
5. not strict (enough). You are too soft with him.
6. (of a drink) not alcoholic. At the party they were serving soft drinks as well as wine and spirits.
7. childishly weak, timid or silly. Don't be so soft – the dog won't hurt you.
ˈsoftly adverb
ˈsoftness noun
soften (ˈsofn) verb
to make or become soft or softer, less strong or less painful. The thick walls softened the noise of the explosion.
ˌsoft-ˈboiled adjective
(of eggs) slightly boiled, so that the yolk is still soft. She likes her eggs soft-boiled.
ˌsoft-ˈhearted adjective
kind-hearted and generous. He had been given some money by a soft-hearted aunt.
ˌsoft-ˈspoken adjective
having a gentle voice or manner. She was a soft-spoken woman with a shy smile.
ˈsoftware noun
computer programs, as opposed to the machines themselves (ˈhardware).
ˈsoftwood noun, adjective
(of) the wood of a conebearing tree eg a pine. softwood furniture.
have a soft spot for
to have a weakness for (someone or something) because of great affection. He's always had a soft spot for his youngest son.
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