breaking point


breaking point

noun

Definition of BREAKING POINT

1
:  the point at which a person gives way under stress
2
:  the point at which a situation becomes critical
3
:  the point at which something loses force or validity <stretch the rules to the breaking point>

Examples of BREAKING POINT

  1. <tensions between the two nations had risen to the breaking point>

First Known Use of BREAKING POINT

1865

breaking point

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BREAKING POINT

: the point at which a person gives way under stress

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