flashing point definition

  • noun:
    • that amount of temperature where a volatile oil gives off vapor in adequate volume to burn, or flash, regarding method of a flame, utilized as a test regarding the comparative protection of essential oils, esp. kerosene; a flashing point of 100° F. is regarded as a rather safe standard. The burning up point of the oil is normally from ten to thirty degree over the flashing point of the vapor. Typically called flash point.
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