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 in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of breaking point

1865


Medical Dictionary

breaking point

noun

medical Definition of breaking point

: the point at which a person gives way under stress


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