Definition of flashpoint in English:

flashpoint

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Pronunciation: /ˈflaʃpɔɪnt
 
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noun

1A place, event, or time at which violence or hostility flares up: the conflict reached a flashpoint last year
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  • 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 vapour to ignite in air: this particular resin is very volatile and has a fairly low flashpoint
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  • 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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