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ˌɛb əˈlɪʃ ənebul·li·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. effusion, gush, outburst, blowup, ebullitionnoun

    an unrestrained expression of emotion


  1. ebullitionnoun

    the act of boiling

  2. ebullitionnoun

    a sudden emotional outburst

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Ebullitionnoun

    Etymology: ebullio, Latin.

    The dissolution of gold and silver disagree; so that in their mixture there is great ebullition, darkness, and, in the end, a precipitation of a black powder. Francis Bacon.

    Iron, in aqua fortis, will fall into ebullition with noise and emication; as also a crasse and fumid exhalation, caused from the combat of the sulphur of iron with the acid and nitrous spirits of aqua fortis. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours, b. ii.

    When aqua fortis, or spirit of vitriol, poured upon filings of iron, dissolves the filings with a great heat and ebullition, is not the heat and ebullition effected by a violent motion of the parts; and does not their motion argue, that the acid parts of the liquor rush towards the parts of the metal with violence, and run forcibly into its pores, ’till they get between its outmost particles and the main mass of the metal. Newton.

    A violent cold, as well as heat, may be produced by this ebullition; for if sal ammoniack, or any pure volatile alkali, dissolved in water, be mixed with an acid, an ebullition, with a greater degree of cold, will ensue. John Arbuthnot, on Aliments.


  1. ebullition

    Boiling is the rapid phase transition from liquid to gas or vapor; the reverse of boiling is condensation. Boiling occurs when a liquid is heated to its boiling point, when the temperature at which the vapour pressure of the liquid is equal to the pressure exerted on the liquid by the surrounding atmosphere. Boiling and evaporation is the two main forms of liquid vaporization. There are two main types of boiling: nucleate boiling where small bubbles of vapour form at discrete points, and critical heat flux boiling where the boiling surface is heated above a certain critical temperature and a film of vapor forms on the surface. Transition boiling is an intermediate, unstable form of boiling with elements of both types. The boiling point of water is 100 °C or 212 °F but is lower with the decreased atmospheric pressure found at higher altitudes. Boiling water is used as a method of making it potable by killing microbes and viruses that may be present. The sensitivity of different micro-organisms to heat varies, but if water is held at 100 °C (212 °F) for one minute, most micro-organisms and viruses are inactivated. Ten minutes at a temperature of 70 °C (158 °F) is also sufficient to inactivate most bacteria.Boiling water is also used in several cooking methods including boiling, steaming, and poaching.


  1. ebullition

    Ebullition is the process of boiling or the rapid movement of a liquid when it is heated to its boiling point, often resulting in bubbling or frothing on the surface. It can also refer to a sudden outburst or display of emotion or activity.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ebullitionnoun

    a boiling or bubbling up of a liquid; the motion produced in a liquid by its rapid conversion into vapor

  2. Ebullitionnoun

    effervescence occasioned by fermentation or by any other process which causes the liberation of a gas or an aeriform fluid, as in the mixture of an acid with a carbonated alkali

  3. Ebullitionnoun

    a sudden burst or violent display; an outburst; as, an ebullition of anger or ill temper

  4. Etymology: [F. bullition, L. ebullitio, fr. ebullire. See Ebullient.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ebullition in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ebullition in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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