- the point at which normal capacity is exceeded.
- a stage of emotion at which self-control is lost.
Origin of bursting point
First recorded in 1900–05
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Examples from the Web for bursting point
The delicious combination filled my heart to bursting-point.The Choice of Life</p>
No good to us, though; but we'll soon raise it to bursting-point.Under the Star-Spangled Banner
F. S. Brereton
After she had filled herself to the bursting-point, the cubs had their first taste of water.Wild Folk</p>
Finally he became indignant and angry to the bursting-point.Mlle. Fouchette
Charles Theodore Murray
The veins in their necks were swollen to the bursting-point.King of Camargue