- a seething or overflowing, as of passion or feeling; outburst.
- the state of being ebullient.
- the act or process of boiling up.
- a rushing forth of water, lava, etc., in a state of agitation.
Origin of ebullition
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Examples from the Web for ebullition
I was then taken to visit his incandescent ovens and his vats in a state of ebullition.My Double Life
Sebright had paused only long enough for this ebullition to be over.Romance
Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
The scene is too solemn for an ebullition of boisterous mirth.The Lone Ranche
Captain Mayne Reid
“We must try to overtake them,” said I, without answering to the ebullition.The Wild Huntress
But their ebullition of glee was a little too much for their father's nerves.The Beth Book
- the process of boiling
- a sudden outburst, as of intense emotion
C16: from Late Latin ēbullītiō; see ebullient
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