Boil and Cyst

Boil

A boil, also called a furuncle, is a deep folliculitis, infection of the hair follicle. It is most commonly caused by infection by the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus, resulting in a painful swollen area on the skin caused by an accumulation of pus and dead tissue.

boil n 1: a painful sore with a hard pus-filled core [syn: {furuncle}] 2: the temperature at which a liquid boils at sea level; "the brought to water to a boil" [syn: {boiling point}] v 1: come to the boiling point and change from a liquid to vapor; "Water boils at 100 degrees Celsius" [ant: {freeze}] 2: cook in boiling liquid; "boil potatoes" 3: bring to, or maintain at, the boiling point; "boil this liquid until it evaporates" 4: be agitated; "the sea was churning in the storm" [syn: {churn}, {moil}, {roil}] 5: be in an agitated emotional state; "The customer was seething with anger" [syn: {seethe}]

287 Moby Thesaurus words for "boil": abscess, agitation, antisepticize, aposteme, autoclave, bake, barbecue, baste, be in heat, be livid, be pissed, bed sore, blain, blanch, blaze, bleb, blister, bloom, blow up, blubber, bluster, bobbery, boil over, boiling, bolt, braise, brew, bristle, broil, brouhaha, brown, browned off, bubble, bubble over, bubble up, bubo, bulla, bump, bunion, burble, burn, bustle, canker, canker sore, carbuncle, carry on, casserole, chafe, chancre, chancroid, charge, chase, chilblain, chlorinate, choke, churn, coction, coddle, cold sore, combust, commotion, conturbation, cook, corn, course, cover, culinary masterpiece, culinary preparation, curry, cyst, dash, decoct, decoction, decontaminate, delouse, devil, dilatation, dilation, discomposure, dish, disinfect, disorder, disquiet, disquietude, distension, distill, disturbance, do, do to perfection, ebullience, ebulliency, ebulliometer, ebullition, edema, effervesce, embroilment, entree, eschar, excitement, felon, ferment, fermentation, fester, festering, fever, fever blister, feverishness, fidgets, fire, fistula, fizz, fizzle, flame, flame up, flap, flare, flare up, flicker, fling, flurry, flush, fluster, flutteration, foam, foment, fret, fricassee, frizz, frizzle, fry, fulminate, fume, fumigate, furuncle, furunculus, fuss, gasp, gathering, glow, go on, griddle, grill, guggle, gumboil, gurgle, have a conniption, heat, hemorrhoids, hiss, hubbub, hurly-burly, hygienize, incandesce, inquietude, intumescence, jitters, jumpiness, kibe, lash, lesion, lump, maelstrom, main dish, malaise, moil, nerviness, nervosity, nervousness, oven-bake, pan, pan-broil, pant, papula, papule, parboil, parch, paronychia, parulis, pasteurize, perturbation, petechia, piles, pimple, pissed off, plop, poach, pock, polyp, prepare, prepare food, pustule, race, radiate heat, rage, raise Cain, raise hell, raise the devil, raise the roof, rant, rant and rave, rave, restlessness, rising, roast, roil, rout, row, sanitate, sanitize, saute, scab, scald, scallop, scorch, sear, sebaceous cyst, seethe, seething, shimmer with heat, shirr, shoot, side dish, simmer, simmering, sizzle, smoke, smolder, smother, smoulder, soft chancre, sore, spark, sparkle, splutter, sputter, steam, sterilize, stew, stewing, stifle, stigma, stir, stir-fry, storm, sty, suffocate, suppuration, sweat, swell, swelling, swelter, swirl, swollenness, take on, tear, throw a fit, to-do, toast, trepidation, trepidity, tubercle, tumefaction, tumescence, tumidity, tumor, tumult, tumultuation, turbidity, turbulence, turgescence, turgescency, turgidity, turmoil, twitter, ulcer, ulceration, unease, unrest, upset, wale, welt, wen, wheal, whelk, whitlow, work, wound

Boil \Boil\, n. [Influenced by boil, v. See {Beal}, {Bile}.] A hard, painful, inflamed tumor, which, on suppuration, discharges pus, mixed with blood, and discloses a small fibrous mass of dead tissue, called the core. [1913 Webster] {A blind boil}, one that suppurates imperfectly, or fails to come to a head. {Delhi boil} (Med.), a peculiar affection of the skin, probably parasitic in origin, prevailing in India (as among the British troops) and especially at Delhi. [1913 Webster]

Boil \Boil\, n. Act or state of boiling. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

Boil \Boil\ (boil), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Boiled} (boild); p. pr. & vb. n. {Boiling}.] [OE. boilen, OF. boilir, builir, F. bouillir, fr. L. bullire to be in a bubbling motion, from bulla bubble; akin to Gr. ?, Lith. bumbuls. Cf. {Bull} an edict, {Budge}, v., and {Ebullition}.] 1. To be agitated, or tumultuously moved, as a liquid by the generation and rising of bubbles of steam (or vapor), or of currents produced by heating it to the boiling point; to be in a state of ebullition; as, the water boils. [1913 Webster] 2. To be agitated like boiling water, by any other cause than heat; to bubble; to effervesce; as, the boiling waves. [1913 Webster] He maketh the deep to boil like a pot. --Job xii. 31. [1913 Webster] 3. To pass from a liquid to an a["e]riform state or vapor when heated; as, the water boils away. [1913 Webster] 4. To be moved or excited with passion; to be hot or fervid; as, his blood boils with anger. [1913 Webster] Then boiled my breast with flame and burning wrath. --Surrey. [1913 Webster] 5. To be in boiling water, as in cooking; as, the potatoes are boiling. [1913 Webster] {To boil away}, to vaporize; to evaporate or be evaporated by the action of heat. {To boil over}, to run over the top of a vessel, as liquid when thrown into violent agitation by heat or other cause of effervescence; to be excited with ardor or passion so as to lose self-control. [1913 Webster]

Boil \Boil\, v. t. 1. To heat to the boiling point, or so as to cause ebullition; as, to boil water. [1913 Webster] 2. To form, or separate, by boiling or evaporation; as, to boil sugar or salt. [1913 Webster] 3. To subject to the action of heat in a boiling liquid so as to produce some specific effect, as cooking, cleansing, etc.; as, to boil meat; to boil clothes. [1913 Webster] The stomach cook is for the hall, And boileth meate for them all. --Gower. [1913 Webster] 4. To steep or soak in warm water. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] To try whether seeds be old or new, the sense can not inform; but if you boil them in water, the new seeds will sprout sooner. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] {To boil down}, to reduce in bulk by boiling; as, to boil down sap or sirup. [1913 Webster]

Boil (rendered "botch" in Deut. 28:27, 35), an aggravated ulcer, as in the case of Hezekiah (2 Kings 20:7; Isa. 38:21) or of the Egyptians (Ex. 9:9, 10, 11; Deut. 28:27, 35). It designates the disease of Job (2:7), which was probably the black leprosy.

Cyst

A cyst is a closed sac, having a distinct membrane and division compared to the nearby tissue. It may contain air, fluids, or semi-solid material.

cyst n 1: a closed sac that develops abnormally in some body structure 2: a small anatomically normal sac or bladderlike structure (especially one containing fluid) [syn: {vesicle}]

49 Moby Thesaurus words for "cyst": benign tumor, boil, bump, bunion, callosity, callus, cancer, carbuncle, carcinoma, corn, dilatation, dilation, distension, edema, excrescence, fungosity, fungus, furuncle, growth, intumescence, lump, malignant growth, metastatic tumor, mole, morbid growth, neoplasm, nevus, nonmalignant tumor, outgrowth, pimple, pock, proud flesh, pustule, rising, sarcoma, sebaceous cyst, swell, swelling, swollenness, tumefaction, tumescence, tumidity, tumor, turgescence, turgescency, turgidity, verruca, wart, wen

Cyst \Cyst\ (s[i^]st), n. [Gr. ky`stis bladder, bag, pouch, fr. ky`ein to be pregnant. Cf. {Cyme}.] 1. (Med.) (a) A pouch or sac without opening, usually membranous and containing morbid matter, which is accidentally developed in one of the natural cavities or in the substance of an organ. (b) In old authors, the urinary bladder, or the gall bladder. [Written also {cystis}.] [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) One of the bladders or air vessels of certain alg[ae], as of the great kelp of the Pacific, and common rockweeds ({Fuci}) of our shores. --D. C. Eaton. [1913 Webster] 3. (Zo["o]l.) (a) A small capsule or sac of the kind in which many immature entozoans exist in the tissues of living animals; also, a similar form in Rotifera, etc. (b) A form assumed by Protozoa in which they become saclike and quiescent. It generally precedes the production of germs. See {Encystment}. [1913 Webster]

Data Sources:

  • boil: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • boil: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • boil: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • boil: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • boil: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • boil: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • boil: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
  • cyst: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • cyst: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • cyst: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44

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