Vaporous
Vaporous Va"por*ous, a. [L. vaporosus: cf. vaporeux.] [1913 Webster] 1. Having the form or nature of vapor. --Holland. [1913 Webster]

2. Full of vapors or exhalations. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The warmer and more vaporous air of the valleys. --Derham. [1913 Webster]

3. Producing vapors; hence, windy; flatulent. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

The food which is most vaporous and perspirable is the most easily digested. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

4. Unreal; unsubstantial; vain; whimsical. [1913 Webster]

Such vaporous speculations were inevitable. --Carlyle. [1913 Webster]


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