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burn off

1. To cause something to disperse or evaporate through heating. Don't worry, most of the alcohol will burn off once you pour the wine into the hot pain. When will this fog burn off?
2. To use fire to destroy existing vegetation. We need to burn off the field before the next planting season.
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burn something off something

 and burn something off
to cause excess volatile or flammable substance to burn until there is no more of it. We burnt the gasoline off the water's surface. Why did you burn off the gasoline?
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burn off

[for some excess volatile or flammable substance] to burn away or burn up. A film of oil on the surface of the water was burning off, making dense black smoke. The alcohol burned off and left a delicious flavor in the cherries jubilee.
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burn off

1. Dissipate by heat, as in The sun will soon burn off the morning fog.
2. Clear land by burning vegetation, as in They've decided to burn off part of the field to prepare it for another planting. This practice has long been common in many parts of the world, but the precise term dates only from the first half of the 1800s.
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Unpermitted wells flaring 60,000 cubic feet or fewer accounted for 40% of the state total and10 wells with the highest flare volumes made up 18% of the gas burned off in Wyoming.
AS the gas began to coalesce, new stars burned off the hydrogen fog.
Jet fuel (call it kerosene) does not burn at a high temperature and would have burned off completely in a maximum of ten minutes.
It's an activity that can set you up for a hearty breakfast in the morning, having burned off more than 200 calories in the process.
When the resin binders completely burned off at 360C (680F), the contraction process stopped, and the sand grains, free of resin binders, started to expand.
However, most office jobs are sedentary and excess calories are not burned off.
A heavy fog shrouded the Eugene area in the morning and never burned off.
In the Brooklyn process, these stripped hulks were sent into a homemade incinerator, where the organics were burned off.
His clothes were completely burned off and into him.
75 percent rate for the owner while he burned off the existing insurance company yield maintenance penalty.
Particles of rubber adhered to areas where rubber had been burned off.
When temperatures reach 375 |degrees~ C periodically during the duty cycle, the collected soot is burned off the catalytic soot filter by the original DPX unit.
The water treatment site will be the first wastewater facility in the country to install multiple Stirling engines to generate its own electricity by burning the methane digester gas, a byproduct of the wastewater treatment process that is currently burned off into the atmosphere.
Add it all up and you could have burned off your Christmas Pud without even thinking about it
The heater's fuel supply is cut off and all remaining fuel inside the heater is burned off.