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boiling point

noun

: 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.

Full Definition of BOILING POINT

1
:  the temperature at which a liquid boils
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

  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>

First Known Use of BOILING POINT

1773

boiling point

noun boil·ing point \ˈbi-liŋ-ˌpint\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BOILING POINT

:  the temperature at which a liquid boils

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