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noun boiling point pronunciation in American English
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singularboiling point
pluralboiling points
  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] science the temperature at which a liquid boils
  2. 2
    [uncountable] the moment when a situation becomes more serious or dangerous because people start to feel very angry
    reach the boiling point:

    Tension between the two groups has almost reached the boiling point.

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