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

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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 Mare’s ten-minute smoke breaks — can someone actually vape for ten straight minutes? Roxana Hadadi, Vulture, 25 Apr. 2021 The survey suggests that the number of school kids who vape fell by 1.8 million in a year, from 5.4 million to 3.6 million, officials said. Mike Stobbe And Matthew Perrone, USA TODAY, 10 Sep. 2020 Would these health concerns also apply to adults who vape weed? Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 3 Mar. 2021 The survey suggests that the number of school kids who vape fell by 1.8 million in a year, from 5.4 million to 3.6 million, officials said. Mike Stobbe And Matthew Perrone, USA TODAY, 10 Sep. 2020 The survey suggests that the number of school kids who vape fell by 1.8 million in a year, from 5.4 million to 3.6 million, officials said. Mike Stobbe And Matthew Perrone, USA TODAY, 10 Sep. 2020 The survey suggests that the number of school kids who vape fell by 1.8 million in a year, from 5.4 million to 3.6 million, officials said. Mike Stobbe And Matthew Perrone, USA TODAY, 10 Sep. 2020 The survey suggests that the number of school kids who vape fell by 1.8 million in a year, from 5.4 million to 3.6 million, officials said. Mike Stobbe And Matthew Perrone, USA TODAY, 10 Sep. 2020 The survey suggests that the number of school kids who vape fell by 1.8 million in a year, from 5.4 million to 3.6 million, officials said. Mike Stobbe And Matthew Perrone, USA TODAY, 10 Sep. 2020

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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

28 Apr 2021

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“Vape.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vape. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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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, 28 June 2014

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