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: consisting or characteristic of vapor
: producing vapors : volatile
: containing or obscured by vapors : misty
: ethereal, unsubstantial
: consisting of or indulging in vaporings
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1527, in the meaning defined at sense 1
borrowed from Latin vaporōsus "full of steam," from vapor "steam, vapor entry 1" + -ōsus -ous
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to deposit or conceal in a hiding place
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