vaporize

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verb va·por·ize \ˈvā-pə-ˌrīz\

Definition of vaporize

vaporized

;

vaporizing

  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 \ˈvā-pə-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.

Origin and Etymology of vaporize

1vapor + -ize


First Known Use: 1803


VAPORIZE Defined for English Language Learners

vaporize

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verb va·por·ize \ˈvā-pə-ˌrīz\

Definition of vaporize for English Language Learners

  • : to change into a vapor or to cause (something) to change into a vapor


VAPORIZE Defined for Kids

vaporize

play
verb va·por·ize \ˈvā-pə-ˌrīz\

Definition of vaporize for Students

vaporized

vaporizing

  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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