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boil-off

[boil-awf, -of]
noun
  1. Rocketry. any vapor loss from the oxidizer or fuel in a rocket during countdown.
  2. Also called boil·ing-off [boi-ling-awf, -of] /ˈbɔɪ lɪŋˈɔf, -ˈɒf/. Textiles.
    1. the process of degumming silk.
    2. 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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