vaporous

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adjective va·por·ous \ˈvā-p(ə-)rəs\

Definition of vaporous

  1. 1 :  consisting or characteristic of vapor

  2. 2 :  producing vapors :  volatile

  3. 3 :  containing or obscured by vapors :  misty

  4. 4a :  ethereal, unsubstantialb :  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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