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noun
the point at which a person, object, structure, etc., collapses under stress.
the point at which a situation or condition becomes critical.
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Origin of breaking point

First recorded in 1895–1900
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British Dictionary definitions for breaking point

breaking point

noun
the point at which something or someone gives way under strain
the moment of crisis in a situation
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Medical definitions for breaking point

breaking point
[ brākĭng ]

n.
The point at which physical, mental, or emotional strength gives way under stress.
The point at which a condition or situation becomes critical.
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