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 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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