1. A boiling or bubbling up of a liquid; the motion produced in a liquid by its rapid conversion into vapor.
2. 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.
3. A sudden burst or violent display; an outburst; as, an ebullition of anger or ill temper.
Origin: f. Ebullition, L. Ebullitio, fr. Ebullire. See Ebullient.