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1. The state or process of boiling.
2. A sudden, violent outpouring, as of emotion: "did not ... give way to any ebullitions of private grief" (William Makepeace Thackeray).

[Middle English ebullitioun, from Late Latin ēbullītiō, ēbullītiōn-, from Latin ēbullītus, past participle of ēbullīre, to bubble up; see ebullient.]

eb′ul·li′tion·al adj.


1. (General Physics) the process of boiling
2. a sudden outburst, as of intense emotion
[C16: from Late Latin ēbullītiō; see ebullient]


(ˌɛb əˈlɪʃ ən)

1. a seething or overflowing, as of feeling; outburst.
2. the state of being ebullient.
3. the act or process of boiling up.
[1525–35; < Late Latin ēbullītiō; see ebullient, -tion]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ebullition - an unrestrained expression of emotion
expression, reflexion, reflection, manifestation - expression without words; "tears are an expression of grief"; "the pulse is a reflection of the heart's condition"
acting out - a (usually irritating) impulsive and uncontrollable outburst by a problem child or a neurotic adult
cry - a fit of weeping; "had a good cry"
explosion - a sudden outburst; "an explosion of laughter"; "an explosion of rage"
flare - a sudden outburst of emotion; "she felt a flare of delight"; "she could not control her flare of rage"


n. ebullición, acto de hervir.