Meaning of boiling point

boil'ing point"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. the temperature at which the vapor pressure of a liquid is equal to the pressure of the atmosphere on the liquid, equal to 212°F (100°C) for water at sea level. Abbr.: b.p.
  2. the point beyond which one becomes angry, outraged, or agitated.
  3. the point at which matters reach a crisis.
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