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burn off

vb (tr, adverb)
1. (Forestry) to clear (land) of vegetation by burning
2. (Mining & Quarrying) to get rid of (unwanted gas at an oil well, etc) by burning
n
an act or the process of burning off
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.burn off - use up (energy); "burn off calories through vigorous exercise"
deplete, use up, wipe out, eat up, exhaust, run through, eat, consume - use up (resources or materials); "this car consumes a lot of gas"; "We exhausted our savings"; "They run through 20 bottles of wine a week"
2.burn off - clear land of its vegetation by burning it off
denudate, denude, bare, strip - lay bare; "denude a forest"
Translations

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