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[boil-oh-ver] /ˈbɔɪlˌoʊ vər/
noun, Australian and New Zealand Slang.
an unexpected result.
Origin of boil-over
noun use of verb phrase boil over Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • If the material comes in contact with water, it can rapidly expand, resulting in foaming and explosive boil-over.
  • Hold over a flame until the acid boils, shaking a little to avoid a strong, abrupt boil-over.

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