Definition of boil off

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

boil-off

noun
plural -s

Definition of boil-off (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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“Boil off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/boil%20off. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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