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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The lowest temperature at which the vapor of a combustible liquid can be ignited in air; Point at which something is ready to blow up.

Usage examples (36)
  • "Politically, this is a short-term flashpoint," says Democratic strategist Peter Fenn, referring to the Islamic center debate.
  • For example, if the fragrance flashpoint is 130, with a normal paraffin, soy or beeswax candle, evaporation or flash-off is a factor.
  • Another flashpoint was the length of time the Fed money would last.
  • The flashpoint was the death of Nicomedes, Rome's puppet king of Bithynia. for more
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