eb·​ul·​li·​tion ˌe-bə-ˈli-shən How to pronounce ebullition (audio)
: a sudden violent outburst or display
: the act, process, or state of boiling or bubbling up

Example Sentences

the earsplitting ebullition of the fans following the from-the-jaws-of-defeat victory
Recent Examples on the Web The labor unrest has been fueled by the confluence of the pandemic and an ebullition of streaming platforms thirsting for hot new shows and films. Los Angeles Times, 10 Sep. 2021 The bossa nova era was one of two great, creative ebullitions in 20th-century Brazil. The Economist, 11 July 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1534, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of ebullition was in 1534

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“Ebullition.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ebullition. Accessed 28 May. 2023.

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