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boil-off

[boil-awf, -of] /ˈbɔɪlˌɔf, -ˌɒf/
noun
1.
Rocketry. any vapor loss from the oxidizer or fuel in a rocket during countdown.
2.
Also called boiling-off, B04/B0464700 boi-ling-awf, ˈbɔɪ lɪŋˈɔf, -of, -ˈɒf. Textiles.
  1. the process of degumming silk.
  2. the process of removing sizing, wax, impurities, etc., from fabric by scouring.
Origin of boil-off
1955-1960
1955-60; noun use of verb phrase boil off
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