Definition of Boilover

1. an overflowing while boiling [n -S]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Boilover

boilersuited
boilersuits
boilery
boiley
boiling
boiling frog
boiling hot
boiling point
boiling point elevation
boiling points
boiling water reactor
boilingly
boilings
boiloff
boiloffs
boilover (current term)
boilovers
boils
boine
boines
boing
boinged
boinging
boings
boingy
boink
boinked
boinking
boinks
bois

Literary usage of Boilover

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Marine Fire Prevention, Firefighting and Fire Safety: A Comprehensive (1994)
"boilover occurs when the heat from a fire in a tank travels down to the bottom of the tank and causes water that is already there to boil and push part of ..."

2. Fire in the United States 1986-1995: 1986-1995 (10th ed.) edited by Barry Leonard (1999)
"Two of these firefighters died of burns after being caught by a boilover at a oil refinery fire, and one died of burns after being caught in the basement of ..."

3. Atf Arson Investigative Guide by DIANE Publishing Company (1993)
"boilover: Overflow of flammable liquid from a container due to heat from a fire, or due to the excessive application of water which agitates and floats the ..."

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