boil away

idiom

: to boil until all (liquid) is gone
Cook the mixture until the liquid has boiled away.

Examples of boil away in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web SpaceX The ultra-cold propellants, which continually boil away, must first be transferred, one flight at a time, to a storage vehicle of some sort. William Harwood, CBS News, 9 Jan. 2024 The Sun is slowly heating up and in half a billion years will boil away Earth’s oceans. Michael Wysession, Fortune, 27 July 2023 That means that if a quasar existed even at the edge of the solar system, its light output would boil away all of our planet’s oceans in seconds. Robert Lea, Popular Mechanics, 13 June 2023 Over the unimaginable course of a googol years (1 followed by 100 zeros), black holes will swallow every last bit of matter, then boil away in a process known as Hawking radiation, leaving behind a sea of massless photons. Cody Cottier, Discover Magazine, 14 Mar. 2023 That means that if a quasar existed even at the edge of the solar system, its light output would boil away all of our planet’s oceans in seconds. Robert Lea, Popular Mechanics, 13 June 2023 But Mojzsis’ work means that Earth wouldn’t have suffered the kind of strikes that would boil away entire oceans and liquefy the whole surface more recently than 4.48 billion years ago. Korey Haynes, Discover Magazine, 15 Aug. 2019 Light is important as a factor in habitability: Too much, and water would boil away; too little, and water will freeze. Liz Kruesi, Discover Magazine, 6 Jan. 2015 Fragments fill the sky, obscure our view of space, and start to impact countless gigantic bolides (large meteors which explode in the atmosphere), destroying cities and heating the atmosphere so much that the oceans boil away. Drew Turney, Popular Mechanics, 20 Apr. 2023

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“Boil away.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/boil%20away. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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