Simple Definition of flash point
: a point, place, or situation in which sudden anger or violence could happen
Full Definition of flash point
1 : the lowest temperature at which vapors above a volatile combustible substance ignite in air when exposed to flame
2 : a point at which someone or something bursts suddenly into action or being
3 : tinderbox 2
Examples of flash point in a sentence
The city became a flash point as political tensions grew.
The situation reached a flash point when union leaders urged the workers to protest.
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