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evaporate

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verb evap·o·rate \i-ˈva-p(ə-)ˌrāt\

Simple Definition of evaporate

  • : to change from a liquid into a gas

  • : to go away suddenly : to disappear or vanish

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of evaporate

evaporated

evaporating

  1. transitive verb
  2. 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

  3. 2 a :  to expel moisture from b :  expel <evaporate electrons from a hot wire>

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 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

  6. 2 :  to give forth vapor

evaporation

play \-ˌva-pə-ˈrā-shən\ noun

evaporative

play \-ˈva-pə-ˌrā-tiv\ adjective

evaporator

play \-ˈva-pə-ˌrā-tər\ noun

Examples of evaporate in a sentence

  1. Let the liquid start to evaporate.

  2. The heat evaporated the water.

  3. The opportunity evaporated before he could act on it.



Origin and Etymology of evaporate

Middle English, from Latin evaporatus, past participle of evaporare, from e- + vapor steam, vapor


First Known Use: 15th century


EVAPORATE Defined for Kids

evaporate

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verb evap·o·rate \i-ˈva-pə-ˌrāt\

Definition of evaporate for Students

evaporated

evaporating

  1. 1 :  to change into vapor <The liquid evaporated quickly.>

  2. 2 :  to remove some of the water from something (as by heating) <evaporate milk>

  3. 3 :  to disappear without being seen to go <Their savings quickly evaporated.>





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