fire point


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fire point

[′fīr ‚pȯint]
(chemistry)
The lowest temperature at which a volatile combustible substance vaporizes rapidly enough to form above its surface an air-vapor mixture which burns continuously when ignited by a small flame.

fire point

1. See flash point.
2. The temperature at which a fuel’s vapors will sustain ignition.

fire point

The temperature at which a substance, such as lubricating oil, will give off a vapor that will burn continuously after ignition.
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