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  Dictionary Definition of broil

broil [1]
verb (t)
1. to cook by direct radiant heat, as on a gridiron or griller, or under an electric coil, gas grill or the like; grill.
2. to scorch; make very hot: His face had a broiled look. -- THOMAS KENEALLY, 1967.
-- verb (i)
3. to be subjected to great heat.
4. to burn with impatience, etc.
-- noun
5. something broiled.
[ME brule ( n ), ? from OF bruiller burn, from LL verb, probably b. Gmc brand a burning and L ustulare burn a little (from urere burn)]