Definition of Boiling point

1. Noun. The temperature at which a liquid boils at sea level. "They brought the water to a boil"

Exact synonyms: Boil
Generic synonyms: Temperature
Derivative terms: Boil, Boil, Boil



2. Noun. Being highly angry or excited; ready to boil over. "After an hour of waiting I was at the boiling point"

Definition of Boiling point

1. Noun. (physics) The temperature at which a liquid boils, with the vapor pressure equal to the given external pressure. ¹

2. Noun. (idiomatic) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Boiling point

1. This is the temperature at which the vapor pressure of a given liquid reaches atmospheric pressure (and thus starts to boil). (09 Oct 1997)

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Literary usage of Boiling point

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1912)
"The actual boiling point is 114°, or nearly two degrees higher. This shows then that when alkyl groups are substituted on adjacent carbon atoms, the boiling ..."

2. Travels Amongst the Great Andes of the Equator by Edward Whymper (1892)
"Henderson's boiling-point apparatus, and nine boiling-point thermometers, were taken lest accidents might occur to the barometers. ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1898)
"My thanks are also due to Mr. J. "W. Heath for valuable assistance in the conduct of these experiments. THE boiling point AND DENSITY OF LIQUID ..."

4. Methods of Practical Hygiene by Karl Bernhard Lehmann (1893)
"Or we calculate the theoretical boiling-point according to the formula t = 100 — 0'0375 (760 — b). where b denotes the height of the barometer read off and ..."

5. Transactions by American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers, Metallurgical Society of AIME, Society of Mining Engineers of AIME., Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (U.S.). (1921)
"The statement that there is no connection between the vapor pressure and the boiling point needs a little amplification. That there is no connection between ..."

6. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1921)
"10 both components by distillation of any given mixture, but it would be possible to separate the mixture of minimum or maximum boiling- point from that ..."

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