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Hi teachers!

I just want to know whether you native speakers say the expression 'boiled water'. If then how is it different from 'boiling water'?


Also supposing that I stop heating the jug with water in and turn off the stove, how do I call the water? Boiling or boiled water?


Thank you very much teachers.

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Boiling water is bubbling at the time you call it that. Boiled water is water that has been boiling, and it remains boiled water forever after that. There is a little bit of overlap between the two words. Boiling water is indeed boiled water by definition, and if you spill it on yourself, you can say you were scalded by boiling water even if it was no longer bubbling, but you would not say you were scalded by boiled water, because "boiled" gives no indication of the water's temperature. Normally, you would say "boiled water" as evidence of its sterility, and "boiling water" as evidence of its temperature—100 degrees Celsius at sea level.

Michelle ChaAlso supposing that I stop heating the jug with water in

Do you mean a kettle?

Michelle Chahow do I call the water?

Should be what.

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Yes!

Thank you for the correction!

Yes I do 😀

Thank you very much for the correction!