boiling point nounplural ∼ points
1 [count] : the temperature at which a liquid begins to boil
▪ The boiling point of water is 212° Fahrenheit or 100° Celsius.2 : the point at which people might do or say something violent or might take some definite or extreme action because of anger, disagreement, etc. [count] — usually singular ▪ The incident brought tensions to a boiling point. ▪ He sensed he had reached his boiling point. ▪ (chiefly US) Tempers are reaching the boiling point. [noncount] ▪ (Brit) Tempers are reaching boiling point.
▪ The boiling point of water is 212° Fahrenheit or 100° Celsius.