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Definition 1: the lowest temperature at which the vapor of a combustible liquid can be ignited in air - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for flashpoint in the sense of this definition

(flashpoint is a kind of ...) the degree of hotness or coldness of a body or environment (corresponding to its molecular activity)

Definition 2: a place of political unrest and potential violence - [noun denoting location]

Samples where flashpoint or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the United States cannot police all of the world's hot spots

Synonyms for flashpoint in the sense of this definition

(flashpoint is a kind of ...) a demarcated area of the Earth

Definition 3: point at which something is ready to blow up - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for flashpoint in the sense of this definition

(flashpoint is a kind of ...) a critical state; especially the point at which a nuclear reaction is self-sustaining

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