Broil

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broil

a tumult; a noisy quarrel; a disturbance; a brawl; contention; discord, either between individuals or in the state. I will own that there is a haughtiness and fierceness in human nature which will which will cause innumerable broils, place men in what situation you please. (Burke)

a process of cooking food with high heat with the heat applied directly to the food, most commonly from above. Heat transfer to the food is primarily via radiant heat (as over a fire or under a grill).


Synonym: Contention, fray, affray, tumult, altercation, dissension, discord, contest, conflict, brawl, uproar.

Origin: f. Brouiller to disorder, from LL. Brogilus, broilus, brolium, thicket, wood, park; of uncertain origin; cf. W. Brog a swelling out, OHG. Proil marsh, g. Bruhl, MHG. Brogen to rise. The meaning tumult, confusion, comes apparently from tangled undergrowth, thicket, and this possibly from the meaning to grow, rise, sprout.