Definition of boiling point
1 : the temperature at which a liquid boils
2a : the point at which a person becomes uncontrollably angryb : the point of crisis : head 17b matters had reached the boiling point
Examples of boiling point in a sentence
The boiling point of water is 212° Fahrenheit or 100° Celsius.
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
BOILING POINT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of boiling point for English Language Learners
: 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.
Medical Definition of boiling point
: the temperature at which a liquid boils
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