"flashpoints" in the noun sense
1. flash point, flashpoint
point at which something is ready to blow up
2. hot spot, hotspot, trouble spot, flashpoint
a place of political unrest and potential violence
"the United States cannot police all of the world's hot spots"
3. flash point, flashpoint
the lowest temperature at which the vapor of a combustible liquid can be ignited in air
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