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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of vaporize

vaporizedvaporizing

  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

vaporizable play \-ˌrī-zə-bəl\ adjective
vaporization play \ˌvā-pər-ə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Examples of vaporize in a sentence

  1. Heat is used to vaporize the liquid.

  2. Pressure causes the chemical to vaporize.



1803

First Known Use of vaporize

1803


VAPORIZE Defined for Kids

vaporize

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verb va·por·ize \ˈvā-pə-ˌrīz\

Definition of vaporize for Students

vaporizedvaporizing

  1. :  to turn from a liquid or solid into vapor

vaporizer \-ˌrī-zər\ noun



Medical Dictionary

vaporize

verb va·por·ize

Medical Definition of vaporize

vaporized also British vaporised; vaporizing also British vaporising

  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

vaporizable also British vaporisable \-ˌrī-zə-bəl\play adjective


Variants of vaporize

also British vaporise \ˈvā-pə-ˌrīz\play


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