A painful sore with a hard pus-filled core; SYN. furuncle.
Small pus-filled swelling originating around a hair follicle or in a sweat gland. Usually caused by local infection with Staphylococcus aureus bacterium, boils are most likely to form if resistance is low or diet inadequate.
1. To bring to, or maintain at, the boiling point, as of water and other liquids
2. To come to the boiling point and change from a liquid to vapor
3. To cook in boiling liquid