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vaporize

verb va·por·ize \ˈvā-pə-ˌrīz\

: to change into a vapor or to cause (something) to change into a vapor

va·por·izedva·por·iz·ing

Full Definition of VAPORIZE

transitive verb
1
:  to convert (as by the application of heat or by spraying) into vapor
2
:  to cause to become dissipated
3
:  to destroy by or as if by converting into vapor <a tank vaporized by a shell>
intransitive verb
1
:  to become vaporized
2
:  vapor 2
va·por·iz·able \-ˌrī-zə-bəl\ adjective
va·por·i·za·tion \ˌvā-pər-ə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Examples of VAPORIZE

  1. Heat is used to vaporize the liquid.
  2. Pressure causes the chemical to vaporize.

First Known Use of VAPORIZE

1803

Related to VAPORIZE

VAPORIZABLE Defined for Kids

vaporize

verb va·por·ize \ˈvā-pə-ˌrīz\
va·por·izedva·por·iz·ing

Definition of VAPORIZE for Kids

:  to turn from a liquid or solid into vapor
va·por·iz·er \-ˌrī-zər\ noun
Medical Dictionary

vaporize

verb va·por·ize
va·por·ized also British va·por·isedva·por·iz·ing also British va·por·is·ing

Medical Definition of VAPORIZE

transitive verb
:  to convert from a liquid or solid into a vapor <vaporized plaque in an artery with laser treatment>
intransitive verb
:  to become vaporized
va·por·iz·able also British va·por·is·able \-ˌrī-zə-bəl\ adjective

Variants of VAPORIZE

va·por·ize also British va·por·ise \ˈvā-pə-ˌrīz\

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