vape

verb
\ ˈvāp How to pronounce vape (audio) \
vaped; vaping

Definition of vape

transitive + intransitive

: to inhale vapor through the mouth from a usually battery-operated electronic device (such as an electronic cigarette) that heats up and vaporizes a liquid or solid This electronic cigarette … contains a small reservoir of liquid nicotine solution that is vaporized to form an aerosol mist. The user "vapes," or puffs on the vapor, to get a hit of the addictive nicotine …— John Tierney When a person tokes, eats or vapes cannabis, a wave of THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, washes into the brain.— Laura Sanders

Other Words from vape

vaper noun
The problem is that little is known about the precise dangers of being in the same space as a vaper indulging their e-habit. — Amber Dance

Examples of vape in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, the study did not evaluate if there was a difference in risk level between those who vape versus those who smoke. Mary Kekatos, ABC News, 27 July 2022 So is this just a game of Whac-A-Mole, like vapers are going to vape? Wired, 15 July 2022 Last year’s survey showed Juul was the fourth most popular e-cigarette among high schoolers who regularly vape. Matthew Perrone, Anchorage Daily News, 23 June 2022 About three out of five patients continued to vape or smoke despite their lung injury and the associated health impacts, Blagev and her colleagues found. Julie Washington, cleveland, 21 June 2022 Last year's survey showed Juul was the fourth most popular e-cigarette among high schoolers who regularly vape. Matthew Perrone, ajc, 23 June 2022 Last year's survey showed Juul was the fourth most popular e-cigarette among high schoolers who regularly vape. Matthew Perrone, Chron, 23 June 2022 Landlords can prohibit their tenants from consuming weed of any kind on their property, the Asbury Park Press writes, though in recent years, some have forbid smoking while allowing tenants to vape or take edibles. Jane Thier, Fortune, 21 Apr. 2022 While smoking has decreased across the country, there are concerns that vaping has increased, and Johnson noted that research has shown people who vape are more likely to smoke cigarettes in the future. Jesse Leavenworth, courant.com, 19 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of vape

1999, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for vape

short for vapor entry 1, in reference to the aerosol produced by the cigarette, by analogy with smoke entry 2

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Last Updated

2 Aug 2022

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“Vape.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vape. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for vape

vape

verb
\ ˈvāp How to pronounce vape (audio) \
vaped; vaping

Medical Definition of vape

intransitive verb

: to inhale and exhale vapor from an electronic cigarette or similar device like someone smoking a conventional cigarette

transitive verb

: to inhale or exhale the vapor of

Other Words from vape

vaper noun
Vapers can inhale huge numbers of very small aerosol particles into the lung's tiniest airways. — Janet Raloff, Science News

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