ebullition

[ eb-uh-lish-uhn ]
/ ˌɛb əˈlɪʃ ən /

noun

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.

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Origin of ebullition

1525–35; <Latin ēbullītiōn- (stem of ēbullītiō), equivalent to ēbullīt(us) (past participle of ēbullīre to boil up ēbullī- (see ebullient) + -tus past participle suffix) + -iōn--ion

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British Dictionary definitions for ebullition

ebullition
/ (ˌɛbəˈlɪʃən) /

noun

the process of boiling
a sudden outburst, as of intense emotion

Word Origin for ebullition

C16: from Late Latin ēbullītiō; see ebullient
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