vaporize

verb va·por·ize \ ˈvā-pə-ˌrīz \
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

Definition of vaporize

vaporized; vaporizing
transitive verb
1 :to convert (as by the application of heat or by spraying) into vapor
2 :to cause to become dissipated
3 :to destroy by or as if by converting into vapor
  • a tank vaporized by a shell
intransitive verb
1 :to become vaporized
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.

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Origin and Etymology of vaporize


VAPORIZE Defined for English Language Learners

vaporize

verb

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

verb va·por·ize \ ˈvā-pə-ˌrīz \

Definition of vaporize for Students

vaporized; vaporizing
:to turn from a liquid or solid into vapor

vaporizer

\-ˌrī-zər\ noun

Medical Dictionary

vaporize

verb va·por·ize
variants: also British vaporise play \ˈvā-pə-ˌrīz\

medical Definition of vaporize

vaporized also British vaporised; vaporizing also British vaporising
transitive verb
:to convert from a liquid or solid into a vapor
  • vaporized plaque in an artery with laser treatment
intransitive verb
:to become vaporized

vaporizable

also British vaporisable play \-ˌrī-zə-bəl\ adjective


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