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ébullitions bouillant and bouilloire


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18:29 Oct 15, 2001
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
French term or phrase: ébullitions bouillant and bouilloire
what is the difference between the three terms?

Summary of answers provided
5 +1see explanations belowAlain R
5boiling (noun), boiling (adjective), kettle/teakettleHelen D. Elliot
5Boiling point...



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Boiling point...

An ébullition is a boiling point, and therefore a noun. (ie. The boiling point of water...)
Bouillant is an adjective, meaning boiling. (ie. The boiling water is in the kettle)
Bouilloire is the word for kettle, and therefore a noun.
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see explanations below

ebullition = bringing to a boil
bouillant = boiling
bouilloire = a kettle
which is the container used to bring a liquid to ebullition

Alain R
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boiling (noun), boiling (adjective), kettle/teakettle

ébullition = boiling:

French:Brewing and Malting

ébullition s CORRECT,FEM
cuisson s FEM
coction s FEM

EX - L'ébullition permet la précipitation des matières azotées, la destruction des diastases, la stérilisation et la concentration du moût. s

English:Brewing and Malting
boiling s CORRECT
EX - The boiling also sterilizes the wort, makes it more concentrated and provides an opportunity for the hops to be added. s


2) bouillant = boiling (hot)
French:Culinary Techniques
frire s CORRECT

DEF - Cuire un aliment dans un corps gras bouillant. s

English:Culinary Techniques


DEF - To cook in hot fat. s


bouilloire = kettle

French:Kitchen Utensils

bouilloire s CORRECT,FEM

DEF - Récipient métallique pansu, muni d'un bec et d'une anse, destiné à faire bouillir de l'eau. s

English:Kitchen Utensils

teakettle s CORRECT

kettle s CORRECT

DEF - a covered kettle with a fixed handle or bail and spout for boiling water. s


Helen D. Elliot
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