- (physics, chemistry) The temperature at which a liquid boils, with the vapor pressure equal to the given external pressure.
- (idiomatic) The state of being heated, with high aggression.
2011 April 10, Alistair Magowan, “Aston Villa 1 - 0 Newcastle”, in BBC Sport:
- Although the encounter was bathed in sunshine, the match failed to reach boiling point but that will be of little concern to Gerard Houllier's team, who took a huge step forward before they face crucial matches against their relegation rivals.
temperature at which a liquid boils