AskDefine | Define roil

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1 be agitated; "the sea was churning in the storm" [syn: churn, boil, moil]
2 make turbid by stirring up the sediments of [syn: rile]

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  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.


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