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Definition of "boiling point" []

  • The temperature at which a liquid boils at a fixed pressure, especially under standard atmospheric conditions. (noun)
  • Informal The point at which one loses one's temper. (noun)
  • Informal The point of crisis; the turning point. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "boiling point" in a sentence
  • "It gushed at boiling point from a pipe at what was called the borehead, and ran through tiny channels fringed with poisonously green grass to every paddock on the property."