boiling point Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “boiling point” in the English Dictionary

"boiling point" in British English

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boiling pointnoun

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boiling point noun (LIQUID)

[S or C] The ​boilingpoint of a ​liquid is the ​temperature at which it ​becomes a ​gas: The ​boilingpoint 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 ​becomeviolent: UK The ​situation in the ​innercity was reaching/atboilingpoint, so the ​police were out in ​force.US The ​situation in the ​innercity was reaching/at the ​boilingpoint, so the ​police were out in ​force. [S] the ​stage at which someone is about to ​become very ​angry
(Definition of boiling point from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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boiling pointnoun [C usually sing]

 us   /ˈbɔɪ·lɪŋ ˌpɔɪnt/
chemistry the ​temperature at which a ​liquidbecomes a ​gas: The boiling point of ​water is 212°F or 100°C.
(Definition of boiling point from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “boiling point”
in Chinese (Simplified) 液体, 沸点…
in Turkish kaynama noktası…
in Russian температура кипения…
in Chinese (Traditional) 液體, 沸點…
in Polish temperatura lub punkt wrzenia…
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