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flashpointnoun

uk   us   /ˈflæʃ.pɔɪnt/
  • flashpoint noun (VIOLENCE)

[C] a ​place or ​stage at which ​violence might be ​expected to ​begin: Because of the army's ​presence, the ​city is ​seen to be the flashpoint of the ​area.
(Definition of flashpoint from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “flashpoint”
in Chinese (Simplified) 暴力, (暴力)即将爆发的地点(或阶段)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 暴力, (暴力)即將爆發的地點(或階段)…
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