boiling point

noun

Definition of boiling point 

1 : the temperature at which a liquid boils

2a : the point at which a person becomes uncontrollably angry

b : the point of crisis : head sense 17b matters had reached the boiling point

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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

1741, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of boiling point was in 1741

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boiling point

noun

English Language Learners 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.

boiling point

noun
boil·ing point | \ ˈbȯi-liŋ-ˌpȯint \

Medical Definition of boiling point 

: the temperature at which a liquid boils

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