bullition
Ebullition Eb`ul*li"tion, n. [F. ['e]bullition, L. ebullitio, fr. ebullire. See {Ebullient}.] 1. A boiling or bubbling up of a liquid; the motion produced in a liquid by its rapid conversion into vapor. [1913 Webster]

2. Effervescence occasioned by fermentation or by any other process which causes the liberation of a gas or an a["e]riform fluid, as in the mixture of an acid with a carbonated alkali. [Formerly written {bullition}.] [1913 Webster]

3. A sudden burst or violent display; an outburst; as, an ebullition of anger or ill temper. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Bullition — Bul*li tion, n. [L. bullire, bullitum, to boil. See {Boil}, v. i.] The action of boiling; boiling. [Obs.] See {Ebullition}. Bacon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bullition — (neulat.), das Sieden, Aufwallen, Blasenwerfen; bullös, blasig …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Bullition — Bullition, lat., das Sieden, Aufwallen …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

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  • Ebullition — Eb ul*li tion, n. [F. [ e]bullition, L. ebullitio, fr. ebullire. See {Ebullient}.] 1. A boiling or bubbling up of a liquid; the motion produced in a liquid by its rapid conversion into vapor. [1913 Webster] 2. Effervescence occasioned by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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