burn off

verb
|Updated on: 23 Jul 2018

Definition of burn off

: to be dissipated by the sun's warmth
  • waiting for the fog to burn off
: to cause to burn off

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First Known Use of burn off

circa 1925

in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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