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flashpoint

Syllabification: flash·point
Pronunciation: /ˈflaSHpoint
 
/
(also flash point)

Definition of flashpoint in English:

noun

1A place, event, or time at which trouble, such as violence or anger, flares up: the flashpoint of the conflagration is just blocks away
More example sentences
  • The season's main violence flashpoints were before, during and after games against Hartlepool, Bury, and Carlisle.
  • Politics here have long been a flashpoint for violence.
  • Christmas is often a flashpoint for domestic violence due to increased drinking, tension over money and contact with family members.
2 Chemistry The temperature at which a particular organic compound gives off sufficient vapor to ignite in air.
Example sentences
  • They had routinely heated paraffin oil with a flashpoint of 175 degrees centigrade in its baking tins to stop pies sticking.

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