Definition of evaporate
- evaporate electrons from a hot wire
- her ardor evaporated
Let the liquid start to evaporate.
The heat evaporated the water.
The opportunity evaporated before he could act on it.
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First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
: to change from a liquid into a gas
: to go away suddenly : to disappear or vanish
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