boiling point


boiling point
1) N-UNCOUNT The boiling point of a liquid is the temperature at which it starts to change into steam or vapour. For example, the boiling point of water is 100° centigrade.

The boiling point of water is 373 K...

Heat the cream to boiling point and pour three quarters of it over the chocolate.

2) N-UNCOUNT If a situation reaches boiling point, the people involved have become so angry that they can no longer remain calm and in control of themselves.

The situation is rapidly reaching boiling point, and the army has been put on stand-by...

Mal's temper was at boiling point.


English dictionary. 2008.

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