boil away


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boil away

vb
(Chemistry) (adverb) to cause (liquid) to evaporate completely by boiling or (of liquid) to evaporate completely
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boil

verb
1. To cook (food) in liquid heated to the point of steaming:
2. To be in a state of emotional or mental turmoil:
phrasal verb
boil away
To pass off as vapor, especially when heated:
phrasal verb
boil down
To reduce in complexity or scope:
phrasal verb
boil over
To be or become angry:
Informal: steam.
Idioms: blow a fuse, blow a gasket, blow one's stack, breathe fire, fly off the handle, get hot under the collar, hit the ceiling, lose one's temper, see red.
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Translations

w>boil away

vi
(= go on boiling)weiterkochen
(= evaporate completely)verdampfen
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In this case, heat just to brief simmer or you'll boil away the fun.
We either add sauces high in sugar, cook using lots of oil, or boil away important nutrients found in fruits and vegetables.
Depending on the star's size and the stage of life it is in, the so-called Goldilocks zone is a circular band in space around the star where liquid water would not boil away or freeze over.
Cooking in The Wonder Bag keeps the moisture inside your food and nutrients don't boil away promoting healthy food and slow cooking uses less water and the food doesn't burn.
Hops added near the end of the boil give beer a floral aroma as the volatile oils in the hops are quickly extracted, but also boil away quickly.
The pillars, light years in length, were shown with the intense radiation of bright young stars causing material to boil away and gaseous globules emerging from the giant pillars.
Past studies have suggested that millions of years ago, oceans similar to Earth's were once present on Venus, but then that planet's extreme temperatures (around 860[degrees]F) caused them to completely boil away. But scientists have been puzzled as to why the atmosphere of Venus, which has about 100 times the pressure of Earth, has 10,000-100,000 times less water than the atmosphere of Earth.
As I understand the science adding a bit of ablative material (Vaseline, wire pulling gel, water, even urine, etc.) allows this stuff to absorb excess heat and, in the case of volatile materials, essentially boil away as you shoot.
To the end, Bell generously praises academics who, in his opinion, get things right, while scolding other historians who "boil away the complexity and flavor, leaving nothing but an insipid textbook broth of familiar facts." In his view, "identifying with individuals in the past is central to the writing of good history, and to the experience of reading it."
Too much heat from its star, and any water would boil away as steam.
A 60-40 MIX OF ANTIFREEZE AND WATER IS BEST, BUT KEEP AT LEAST A 50-50 MIX TO RAISE THE BOILING POINT OF THE COOLANT SO IT WON'T BOIL AWAY LIKE PLAIN WATER.
The water protects his hands as it takes a few seconds to boil away keeping his skin cooler.