Vaporize Vap"o*rize, v. i. To pass off in vapor. [1913 Webster]

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  • Vaporize — Vap o*rize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Vaporized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Vaporizing}.] [Cf. F. vaporiser.] To convert into vapor, as by the application of heat, whether naturally or artificially. [1913 Webster] {Vaporizing surface}. (Steam Boilers) See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vaporize — index disappear Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • vaporize — 1630s, from VAPOR (Cf. vapor) + IZE (Cf. ize). Originally smoke tobacco; later convert into vapor (1803), and spray with fine mist (1900). Related: Vaporized; vaporizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • vaporize — (Amer.) va·por·ize || veɪpÉ™raɪz v. convert into vapor, convert into a gaseous state; become converted into vapor, become dissipated (also vaporise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • vaporize — (also vaporise) ► VERB ▪ convert into vapour. DERIVATIVES vaporization noun …   English terms dictionary

  • vaporize — [vā′pə rīz΄] vt., vi. vaporized, vaporizing to change into vapor, as by heating or spraying vaporization n …   English World dictionary

  • vaporize — UK [ˈveɪpəraɪz] / US [ˈveɪpəˌraɪz] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms vaporize : present tense I/you/we/they vaporize he/she/it vaporizes present participle vaporizing past tense vaporized past participle vaporized to become a vapour, or… …   English dictionary

  • vaporize — [[t]ve͟ɪpəraɪz[/t]] vaporizes, vaporizing, vaporized V ERG If a liquid or solid vaporizes or if you vaporize it, it changes into vapour or gas. The benzene vaporized and formed a huge cloud of gas... [V n] The blast may have vaporised the… …   English dictionary

  • vaporize — verb ( ized; izing) Date: 1803 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 >… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • vaporize — vaporizable, adj. /vay peuh ruyz /, v., vaporized, vaporizing. v.t. 1. to cause to change into vapor. v.i. 2. to become converted into vapor. 3. to indulge in boastful talk; speak braggingly. Also, esp. Brit., vaporise. [1625 35; VAPOR + IZE] * * …   Universalium

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