: to convert (as by the application of heat or by spraying) into vapor
: to cause to become dissipated
: to destroy by or as if by converting into vapor <a tank vaporized by a shell>
Examples of VAPORIZE
- Heat is used to vaporize the liquid.
- Pressure causes the chemical to vaporize.
First Known Use of VAPORIZE
Related to VAPORIZE
- annihilate, cream, decimate, demolish, desolate, devastate, do in, extinguish, nuke, pull down, pulverize, raze, rub out, ruin, shatter, smash, tear down, total, destroy, waste, wrack, wreck
- build, construct, erect, put up, raise, rear, set up
va·por·ize verb (Medical Dictionary)
va·por·ized also British va·por·isedva·por·iz·ing also British va·por·is·ing
: to convert from a liquid or solid into a vapor <vaporized plaque in an artery with laser treatment>
—va·por·iz·able also British va·por·is·able \-ˌrī-zə-bəl\ adjective
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