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boiloff (plural boiloffs)
- The vaporization of a liquid (or solid) whose boiling point is lower that that of the environment in which it is stored.
1970, Lawrence William Jones, Toward a Liquid Hydrogen Fuel Economy, page 11:
- One would not be able to return from an extended holiday and drive off in the family car in view of the boiloff from even the best insulated tank.
1991, Verne Carlson, Sylvia Carlson, Professional Lighting Handbook, page 209:
- "Boiloff" of the tungsten from the filament that adheres to the inside of a tungsten-standard bulb blade
1994, R. D. Langenkamp, Handbook of Oil Industry Terms and Phrases, page 40:
- BOILOFF The vaporization or gasification of liquefied natural gas […]. Boiloff occurs when the holding vessel's insulation fails to maintain the temperature to keep the gas in liquid form.