Seethe Definition

seethed, seethes, seething
seethed, seethes, seething
To cook by boiling.
Webster's New World
To boil or to surge, bubble, or foam as if boiling.
Webster's New World
To be in a state of turmoil or ferment.
The nation seethed with rebellion.
American Heritage
To be violently agitated or disturbed.
Webster's New World
To soak, steep, or saturate in liquid.
Webster's New World
  • be happy
The act or condition of seething.
Webster's New World

Origin of Seethe

  • From Middle English sethen, from Old English sÄ“oþan (“to seethe, boil, cook in a liquid; subject to a fiery ordeal, try as with fire; subject to great pain, afflict, afflict grievously, disturb; prepare food for the mind; subject the mind with occupations; be troubled in mind, brood"), from Proto-Germanic *seuþanÄ… (“to seethe, boil"), from Proto-Indo-European *hâ‚‚seut-, *hâ‚‚sut-, *hâ‚‚sew- (“to move about, roil, seethe"). Akin to Scots seth, seith (“to seethe"), Dutch zieden (“to seethe, boil"), Low German seden (“to seethe"), German sieden (“to seethe, boil"), Danish syde (“to seethe, boil"), Swedish sjuda (“to seethe, boil"), Icelandic sjóða (“to seethe, boil"). Related also to Gothic 𐍃𐌰𐌿𐌸𐍃 (sauþs, “burnt offering, sacrifice"). Other cognates include Albanian zjej (“boil, seethe").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English sethen to boil from Old English sēothan

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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