vaporous

adjective va·por·ous \ ˈvā-p(ə-)rəs \

Definition of vaporous

1 : consisting or characteristic of vapor
2 : producing vapors : volatile
3 : containing or obscured by vapors : misty
b : consisting of or indulging in vaporings

vaporously

adverb

vaporousness

noun

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Origin and Etymology of vaporous

borrowed from Latin vaporōsus "full of steam," from vapor "steam, 1vapor" + -ōsus -ous


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