ebullition definition

  • noun:
    • The state or procedure for boiling.
    • a-sudden, violent outpouring, by emotion: "did perhaps not . . . cave in to virtually any ebullitions of personal grief” ( Thackeray).
    • the work of boiling
    • a-sudden mental outburst
    • A boiling or bubbling up of a liquid; the movement stated in a liquid by its quick conversion into vapor.
    • Effervescence occasioned by fermentation or by any other procedure which causes the liberation of a gas or an aëriform substance, as in the blend of an acid with a carbonated alkali.
    • A sudden rush or violent display; an outburst.
    • The bubbling up or agitation which results from action of heat on a liquid, due to the best portions becoming gaseous and escaping; a boiling up or higher.
    • Any similar agitation, bubbling up, or disrupted or seething problem or appearance, produced by causes aside from temperature, as whenever quickly streaming liquid activities numerous obstacles or contrary currents.
    • Effervescence occasioned by fermentation or by other procedure that causes the evolution of an aëriform substance, as with the blend of an acid with a carbonated alkali.
    • Figuratively, an outward display of sensation; a-sudden rush; a pouring forth; an overflowing: because, an ebullition of passion.
    • Synonyms Ebullition, Effervescence, Fermentation. Ebullition is a boiling out or up; the term might used figuratively to that which suggests heated or intense activity. Effervescence isn't the outcome of heat or associated with the escape of steam, but for the escape of gasoline from a liquid. Fermentation is an ongoing process usually invisible, often happening in solids, and sometimes producing effervescence in liquids.
    • an unrestrained appearance of emotion

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