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fire point

noun, Chemistry.
the lowest temperature at which a volatile liquid, after its vapors have been ignited, will give off vapors at a rate sufficient to sustain combustion. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • A stocky young man behind the fire-point emerged from the darkness and climbed briskly into the tonneau.

    Diane of the Green Van Leona Dalrymple

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