ebullition

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Noun[edit]

ebullition (plural ebullitions)

  1. the act of boiling
  2. a sudden emotional outburst
    • 1922, Michael Arlen, chapter 3/6/1, “Piracy”: A Romantic Chronicle of These Days[1]:
      This villa was long and low and white, and severe after its manner : for upon and about it were none of those playful ebullitions of taste, such as conical towers, domed roofs, embattlements, statues, coloured tiles and crenellations, such as are dear to architects of villas all the world over.