water vapor

noun

: water in a vaporous form especially when below boiling temperature and diffused (as in the atmosphere)

Examples of water vapor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While researchers are working to close this gap, hydrogen presents a promising alternative, boasting a higher energy density and emitting only water vapor. Jamey Jacob, The Conversation, 1 May 2024 Cloud seeding basically works by artificially recreating the process by which rain and snow naturally occur: In normal clouds, microscopic droplets of water vapor are attracted to atmospheric aerosols like dust or pollen or salt from the sea. Koh Ewe, TIME, 17 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for water vapor 

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of water vapor was in the 15th century

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“Water vapor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20vapor. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

water vapor

noun
: water in a gaseous form especially when below boiling temperature and spread through the atmosphere

Medical Definition

water vapor

noun
: water in a vaporous form especially when below boiling temperature and diffused (as in the atmosphere)
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