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Definition of "ebullition" [eb•ul•li•tion]

  • The state or process of boiling. (noun)
  • A sudden, violent outpouring, as of emotion: "did not . . . give way to any ebullitions of private grief” ( Thackeray). (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 "ebullition" in a sentence
  • "Wallace regarded this ebullition from the heart of the honest veteran with a look that was eloquent to all."
  • ": From wiki: "Boiling (also called ebullition), a type of phase transition, is the rapid vaporization of a liquid, which typically occurs when a liquid is …"
  • "The archdeacon had called Mrs Proudie a she-Beelzebub; but that was a simple ebullition of mortal hatred."