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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. to let steam escape through a passage provided for the purpose; as, the engine or steamer is blowing off.
  • transitive v. to empty (a boiler) of water through the blow-off pipe, while under steam pressure; also, to eject (steam, water, sediment, etc.) from a boiler.

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