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roil (ROIL) (verb), roils; roiled; roiling
1. To irritate; to ruffle the temper, or to arouse the resentment of; to vex,; to rile: The governor was roiled by the obvious lies that were being told about his family.
2. Etymology: from French rouiller, "to make muddy". The first definition of the English word given in the major dictionaries; therefore, is that of making water or wine cloudy or opaque; as the water was roiled by the ship's propellers.
To agitate, to make angry, or to irritate.
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To disturb the temper, or to vex.
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To irritate, to make angry; to disturb. (2)