Definition of boiling point noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    boiling point

    BrE BrE//ˈbɔɪlɪŋ pɔɪnt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɔɪlɪŋ pɔɪnt//
    [uncountable, countable]
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  1. 1the temperature at which a liquid starts to boil The boiling point of water is 100°C. Bring the sauce to boiling point.
  2. 2the point at which a person becomes very angry, or a situation is likely to become violent Racial tension has reached boiling point. Kate’s anger was reaching boiling point.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: boiling point