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flash point

also flash·point (flăsh′point′)
n.
1. The lowest temperature at which a combustible liquid or solid produces sufficient vapor near its surface to generate an ignitable mixture with air.
2. The point at which eruption into significant action, creation, or violence occurs: "The shootdown did not increase international tensions to the flash point" (Seymour M. Hersh).

flash point

or

flashing point

n
1. (Chemistry) the lowest temperature at which the vapour above a liquid can be ignited in air
2. a critical moment beyond which a situation will inevitably erupt into violence: the political mood has reached flash point.

flash′ point`

or flash′point`,


n.
1. the lowest temperature at which a liquid in a specified apparatus will give off sufficient vapor to ignite momentarily on application of a flame.
2. a point or stage at which an event or situation becomes critical.
3. a situation or area having the potential of erupting in sudden violence.
[1875–80]

flash point

(flăsh)
The lowest temperature at which the vapor of a flammable liquid can be made to catch fire in air.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flash point - point at which something is ready to blow up
criticality - a critical state; especially the point at which a nuclear reaction is self-sustaining
2.flash point - the lowest temperature at which the vapor of a combustible liquid can be ignited in air
temperature - the degree of hotness or coldness of a body or environment (corresponding to its molecular activity)

flash point

also flashpoint
noun
A highly volatile dangerous situation requiring immediate remedial action:
Translations
antennelsestemperaturbrennpunktflammepunkt
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