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Definition of the verb roil

What does roil mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: roiled | roiling | roils

  1. be agitated
  2. make turbid by stirring up the sediments of


Roil is a fictional character from the 1981 anime TV series Fang of the Sun Dougram.

  • also known as Royle Cashim


"Roil" is an artwork by Joy Garnett.


"Roil" is a song by Kiln.


ROiL is a performance art troupe started in Portland, Maine now also based in Ithaca, New York and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. "ROiL" is not an acronym; it is a verb meaning "to render (water, wine, etc.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Roil

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Google previewThe Canadian Horticulturist (1882)

Our garden Roil is a fine, porous gravel, and unless the season is cool and moist, the pea vines dry up so badly as to produce little fruit. Mulching heavily is consequently a necessity in order to save them. By doing this, we have obtained as ...

Google previewNorth American Temperate Deciduous Forest Responses to Changing Precipitation Regimes (2012)

by Paul Hanson, Stan D. Wullschleger

Roil is the net effect of the biological activity of autotrophic roots and associated rhizosphere organisms plus the mineral soil heterotrophic activity of bacteria, fungi, and soil fauna. Whereas the activity of soil heterotrophic organisms is ...

Google previewBuilding Open Source Network Security Tools (2002)

Components and Techniques by Mike Schiffman

Roil is a small tool that provides strong encryption and file integrity via message digesting (hashing). Roil is written to support all of ...

Google previewThe Mountain Of green Tea and other Stories (1991)

by Yaḥyá al-Ṭāhir ʻAbd Allāh

A roil is a weight of nearly 450 grams.

Google previewThe Dimwit's Dictionary (2006)

More Than 5,000 Overused Words and Phrases and Alternatives to Them by Robert Hartwell Fiske, Joseph Epstein

acerbate; anger; annoy; bother; bristle; chafe; enrage; exasperate; gall; incense; inflame; infuriate; irk; irritate; madden; miff; pique; provoke; rile; roil; ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Difficult Words (2004)

by Archie Hobson

roil |roil| • v. 1 [trans. ] make (a liquid) turbid or muddy by disturbing the sediment: winds roil these waters. [intrans.] (esp. ofa liquid) move in a turbulent, swirling manner: the sea ...

Google previewPocket Oxford English Dictionary (2013)

by Maurice Waite

roil /royl/ v. 1 make a liquid muddy by disturbing the sediment. 2 (of a liquid) move in a turbulent way. – origin perh. from Old French ruiler 'mix mortar'. roister /roy- ster/ v. (roisters, roistering, roistered) enjoy yourself or celebrate in a noisy way.

Google previewVocabulary Dictionary and Workbook (2006)

2,856 Words You Must Know by Mark Phillips

roil (roil) vb. Technically, to roil a liquid ...

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Usage statistics about roil

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb roil:


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Scrabble value of R1O1I1L1

The value of this 4-letter word is 4 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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