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BROIL,noun A tumult; a noisy quarrel; contention; discord, either between individuals or in the state.

BROIL, verb transitive To agitate with heat; to dress or cook over coals, before the fire; but more generally upon a gridiron over coals.

BROIL, verb intransitive To be subjected to the action of heat, like meat over the fire; to be greatly heated or to sweat with heat.

Where have you been broiling?