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boiling point

noun

Simple Definition of boiling point

  • : the temperature at which a liquid begins to boil

  • : the point at which people might do or say something violent or might take some definite or extreme action because of anger, disagreement, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of boiling point

  1. 1 :  the temperature at which a liquid boils

  2. 2 a :  the point at which a person becomes uncontrollably angry b :  the point of crisis :  head 17b <matters had reached the boiling point>

Examples of boiling point in a sentence

  1. The boiling point of water is 212° Fahrenheit or 100° Celsius.

  2. <when the situation reached the boiling point, the President had no choice but to order out the National Guard>



1773

First Known Use of boiling point

1773


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noun boil·ing point \ˈbȯi-liŋ-ˌpȯint\

Medical Definition of boiling point

  1. :  the temperature at which a liquid boils




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