Eb`ul*li"tion (?), n. [F. 'ebullition, L. ebullitio, fr. ebullire. See Ebullient.]


A boiling or bubbling up of a liquid; the motion produced in a liquid by its rapid conversion into vapor.


Effervescence occasioned by fermentation or by any other process which causes the liberation of a gas or an aeriform fluid, as in the mixture of an acid with a carbonated alkali.

[Formerly written bullition.]


A sudden burst or violent display; an outburst; as, an ebullition of anger or ill temper.


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