(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. sore, suppuration. See convexity. — v. bubble, seethe; scald; cook; fume, rage. See disease, heat, violence, agitation, excitability, food.
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To subject to or continue boiling]
Syn. seethe, simmer, bubble, stew, steam, parboil, blanch, poach, coddle, scald, heat, brew, steep, boil over, evaporate, sterilize, autoclave; see also cook .
2. [To seethe]
Syn. effervesce, gurgle, percolate, seethe, churn, froth, foam, ferment, surge, tumble, burble; see also bubble .
3. [To be angry]
Syn. fume, seethe, sputter, quiver with rage; see fume , rage 1 .
Syn.- boil , the basic word, refers to the bubbling up and vaporization of a liquid over direct heat or, metaphorically, to Great agitation, as with rage [ it made my blood boil] ; seethe suggests violent boiling with much bubbling and foaming or, in an extended sense, excitement [ the country seethed with rebellion ] ; simmer implies a gentle, continuous cooking at or just below the boiling point or, metaphorically, imminence of eruption, as in anger or revolt; stew refers to slow, prolonged boiling or, in an extended colloquial sense, unrest caused by worry, anxiety, or resentment
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
blister, swelling, furuncle, pustule, bleb, abscess, carbuncle, pimple, fester, sore.
1. cook steam, parboil, seethe, churn, bubble, simmer, stew, steep, heat, brew.
2. rage fume, seethe, rave, burn, storm.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To cook (food) in liquid heated to the point of steaming: parboil, simmer, stew. See INGESTION. 2. To be in a state of emotional or mental turmoil: bubble, burn, churn, ferment, seethe, simmer, smolder. See CALM.

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