[ boil-awf, -of ]
/ ˈbɔɪlˌɔf, -ˌɒf /
Rocketry. any vapor loss from the oxidizer or fuel in a rocket during countdown.
Also called boil·ing-off [boi-ling-awf, -of]. /ˈbɔɪ lɪŋˈɔf, -ˈɒf/. Textiles.
- the process of degumming silk.
- the process of removing sizing, wax, impurities, etc., from fabric by scouring.
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Origin of boil-off
First recorded in 1955–60; noun use of verb phrase boil off
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British Dictionary definitions for boil-off
to remove or be removed (from) by boilingto boil off impurities
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