What does burn off mean?

burn off meaning in General Dictionary

clear land of the plant life by burning up it off

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  • consume (power)

Sentence Examples with the word burn off

The fibre and nibs have to be cleaned off by means of a gassing machine so constructed that the end of silk (silk yarn) is frictioned to throw off the nibs, and at the same time is run very rapidly through a gas flame a sufficient number of times to burn off the hairy and fibrous matter without injuring the main thread.

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