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vaporize

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verb va·por·ize \ˈvā-pə-ˌrīz\

Simple Definition of vaporize

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

Full Definition of vaporize

va·por·izedva·por·iz·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to convert (as by the application of heat or by spraying) into vapor

  3. 2 :  to cause to become dissipated

  4. 3 :  to destroy by or as if by converting into vapor <a tank vaporized by a shell>

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1 :  to become vaporized

  7. 2 :  vapor 2

va·por·iz·able play \-ˌrī-zə-bəl\ adjective
va·por·i·za·tion play \ˌvā-pər-ə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Examples of vaporize

  1. Heat is used to vaporize the liquid.

  2. Pressure causes the chemical to vaporize.



1803

First Known Use of vaporize

1803


Medical Dictionary

vaporize

verb va·por·ize

Medical Definition of vaporize

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

  1. transitive verb

  2. :  to convert from a liquid or solid into a vapor <vaporized plaque in an artery with laser treatment>

  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  to become vaporized

  5. va·por·iz·able also British va·por·is·able \-ˌrī-zə-bəl\play adjective



Variants of vaporize

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


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