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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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. 
  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}.] 
  3.  A  sudden  burst  or  violent  display;  an  outburst;  as  an 
  ebullition  of  anger  or  ill  temper.