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boiling point

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boiling point noun (LIQUID)

[S or C] The boiling point of a liquid is the temperature at which it becomes a gas: The boiling point of water is 100°C.

boiling point noun (OUT OF CONTROL)

[S] the point when a situation is about to get out of control and become violent: UK The situation in the inner city was reaching/at boiling point, so the police were out in force. US The situation in the inner city was reaching/at the boiling point, so the police were out in force. [S] the stage at which someone is about to become very angry
Translations of “boiling point”
in Chinese (Traditional) 液體, 沸點…
in Russian температура кипения…
in Turkish kaynama noktası…
in Chinese (Simplified) 液体, 沸点…
in Polish temperatura lub punkt wrzenia…
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