Translation of "boiling point" - English-Spanish dictionary

boiling point

noun uk us

The boiling point of a liquid is the temperature at which it becomes a gas. the temperature at which a liquid becomes a gas

punto de ebullición
The boiling point of water is 100°C.

the point when a situation is about to get out of control and become violent

punto de estallar
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.

the stage at which someone is about to become very angry

punto de estallar

(Translation of “boiling point” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)