Translation of flashpoint in Spanish:

flashpoint

punto de inflamación, n.

(flash point)

noun

  • 1

    Chemistry
    punto de inflamación masculine
    • They had routinely heated paraffin oil with a flashpoint of 175 degrees centigrade in its baking tins to stop pies sticking.
  • 2

    (critical point)
    punto álgido masculine
    • Christmas is often a flashpoint for domestic violence due to increased drinking, tension over money and contact with family members.
    • Although there are flashpoints of conflict all over the country there is no national policy on how to tackle them.
    • Only Berlin continued to be a flashpoint until the superpowers reached an understanding about the two Germanies.
    • There were flashpoints: most notably when the board tried to rubberstamp massive bonuses for the very people responsible for screwing the company up.
    • It's been a flashpoint for violence since the United States invaded.
    • The season's main violence flashpoints were before, during and after games against Hartlepool, Bury, and Carlisle.
    • The cable wars in the city have reached a new flashpoint.
    • Environmentalism has become one of the hottest cultural flashpoints in the battle between red and blue America.
    • One of the flashpoints is the precautionary approach.
    • The answer, I believe, is often that these disagreements occur in cases that not only present difficult legal questions, but also are flashpoints for underlying conflicts involving basic values and beliefs.
    • Edwards explores how a single rugby match proved to be one of the most significant flashpoints in Welsh history.
    • The frequency of incidents raises serious concern because the area is known as a possible flashpoint for regional conflict.
    • His intervention has helped ensure that violent flashpoints have not spun out of control.
    • The post-Cold War need for mobile, flexible forces to deal with threats and flashpoints that can flare up at a moment's notice has placed a new emphasis on airlift.
    • Yet what is true for us seems just as accurate when we look across the globe - particularly to critical international flashpoints.
    • In what was just the latest flashpoint in a campaign of sectarian violence, the terrified Catholics were ambushed by the baying mob.
    • Child custody and visitation rights are becoming flashpoints in our society: Men are desperate to be a part of their children's lives.
    • Politics here have long been a flashpoint for violence.
    • While the League of Ireland has never had a strong culture of violence, most of the flashpoints that have occurred have involved supporters from one or both of these clubs.
    • I said, ‘Mr. President as long as there are checkpoints, there are flashpoints.’