evaporate


evap·o·rate

verb \i-ˈva-p(ə-)ˌrāt\

: to change from a liquid into a gas

: to go away suddenly : to disappear or vanish

evap·o·rat·edevap·o·rat·ing

Full Definition of EVAPORATE

transitive verb
1
a :  to convert into vapor; also :  to dissipate or draw off in vapor or fumes
b :  to deposit (as a metal) in the form of a film by sublimation
2
a :  to expel moisture from
b :  expel <evaporate electrons from a hot wire>
intransitive verb
1
a :  to pass off in vapor or in minute particles
b (1) :  to pass off or away :  disappear <her ardor evaporated>
(2) :  to diminish quickly
2
:  to give forth vapor
evap·o·ra·tion \-ˌva-pə-ˈrā-shən\ noun
evap·o·ra·tive \-ˈva-pə-ˌrā-tiv\ adjective
evap·o·ra·tor \-ˈva-pə-ˌrā-tər\ noun

Examples of EVAPORATE

  1. Let the liquid start to evaporate.
  2. The heat evaporated the water.
  3. The opportunity evaporated before he could act on it.

Origin of EVAPORATE

Middle English, from Latin evaporatus, past participle of evaporare, from e- + vapor steam, vapor
First Known Use: 15th century

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