v. seethed, seeth·ing, seethes
1. To churn and foam as if boiling.
a. To be in a state of turmoil or ferment: The nation seethed with rebellion.
b. To be violently excited or agitated: I seethed with anger over the insult. See Synonyms at boil1.
3. Archaic To boil.
To boil (something).
[Middle English sethen, to boil, from Old English sēothan.]
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