boil off

1 of 2

transitive verb

: to degum (silk) by boiling
: to remove (gum, sizing, wax, dye) from fabric by boiling in a solution


2 of 2


plural -s
: the process of removing impurities (such as size or gum) by boiling fabrics in a scouring solution
boiloff : the vaporization of a liquid (such as liquid oxygen)

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“Boil off.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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