boiling point definition

  • noun:
    • The temperature from which a liquid boils at a fixed stress, especially under standard atmospheric circumstances.
    • Informal The point at which one manages to lose a person's mood.
    • casual the idea of crisis; the turning point.
    • The heat at which a liquid boils, aided by the vapor pressure corresponding to the offered additional force.
    • hawaii to be heated, with high aggression.
    • The heat of which a liquid is became vapor with ebullition; more strictly, the temperature from which the stress associated with the vapor is equal to pressure of environment.
    • the heat where a liquid boils at sea-level
    • becoming highly aggravated or excited; prepared boil over
  • adjective:
    • the heat where a fluid is converted into vapor, with the phenomena of ebullition. This can be various for various liquids, and also for the same liquid under different pressures. For water, on standard of the ocean, barometer 30 in., it is 212 ° Fahrenheit; for alcoholic beverages, 172.96°; for ether, 94.8°; for mercury, about 675°. The boiling-point of water is lowered one degree Fahrenheit for approximately 550 feet of ascent over the amount of the ocean.

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