eb·​ul·​li·​tion | \ ˌe-bə-ˈli-shən How to pronounce ebullition (audio) \

Definition of ebullition

1 : a sudden violent outburst or display
2 : the act, process, or state of boiling or bubbling up

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Examples of ebullition in a Sentence

the earsplitting ebullition of the fans following the from-the-jaws-of-defeat victory
Recent Examples on the Web The bossa nova era was one of two great, creative ebullitions in 20th-century Brazil. The Economist, "João Gilberto, the man who sang “The Girl from Ipanema”, has died," 11 July 2019

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First Known Use of ebullition

1534, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Ebullition.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ebullition. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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