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Meaning of ROIL

Pronunciation:  royl

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  make turbid by stirring up the sediments of
  2. [v]  be agitated; of liquids
 

ROIL is a 4 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: boil, churn, moil, rile
 
 See Also: agitate, commove, disturb, move, muddle, puddle, raise up, roll, seethe, shake up, stir up, vex

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Roil\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Roiled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Roiling}.] [Cf. OE. roilen to wander; possibly fr. OF.
    roeler to roll, equiv. to F. rouler. See {Roll}, v., and cf.
    {Rile}.]
    1. To render turbid by stirring up the dregs or sediment of;
       as, to roil wine, cider, etc., in casks or bottles; to
       roil a spring.
    
    2. To disturb, as the temper; to ruffle the temper of; to
       rouse the passion of resentment in; to perplex.
    
             That his friends should believe it, was what roiled
             him [Judge Jeffreys] exceedingly.     --R. North.
    
    Note: Provincial in England and colloquial in the United
          States. A commoner, but less approved, form is rile.
    
    
  2. \Roil\, v. i.
    1. To wander; to roam. [Obs.]
    
    2. To romp. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.
    
    
 

 

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