vape

verb, transitive + intransitive \ ˈvāp \

Definition of vape

vaped; vaping
: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

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

Origin and Etymology of vape

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


Medical Dictionary

vape

verb \ ˈvāp \

medical Definition of vape

vaped; vaping
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

vaper

noun
    • Vapers can inhale huge numbers of very small aerosol particles into the lung's tiniest airways.
    • —Janet RaloffScience News28 June 2014

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