Vaporous

  • 1Vaporous — 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… …

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  • 2vaporous — index immaterial, volatile Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3vaporous — late 14c., from L. vaporus, from vapor (see VAPOR (Cf. vapor)) …

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  • 4vaporous — [vā′pər əs] adj. [LL vaporosus] 1. giving off or forming vapor 2. full of vapor; foggy; misty 3. like, having the nature of, or characteristic of vapor 4. a) fleeting, unsubstantial, fanciful, etc.: said of things, ideas, etc. b) …

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  • 5vaporous — vaporously, adv. vaporousness, vaporosity /vay peuh ros i tee/, n. /vay peuhr euhs/, adj. 1. having the form or characteristics of vapor: a vaporous cloud. 2. full of or abounding in vapor; foggy; misty: a vaporous twilight. 3. producing or… …

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  • 6vaporous — adjective 1. so thin as to transmit light a hat with a diaphanous veil filmy wings of a moth gauzy clouds of dandelion down gossamer cobwebs sheer silk stockings transparent chiffon vaporous silks …

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  • 7vaporous — va•por•ous [[t]ˈveɪ pər əs[/t]] adj. 1) mer having the form of vapor: a vaporous cloud[/ex] 2) mer full of vapor; foggy 3) giving off or obscured by vapor 4) diaphanous: vaporous fabrics[/ex] 5) vaguely formed, fanciful, or unsubstantial •… …

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  • 8vaporous — adjective /ˈveɪpərəs/ Relating to vapour; misty, foggy, obscure, insubstantial. O hateful, vaporous, and foggy night! …

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  • 9vaporous — vapour (US vapor) ► NOUN 1) moisture or another substance diffused or suspended in the air. 2) Physics a gaseous substance that can be liquefied by pressure alone. 3) (the vapours) dated a fit of faintness, nervousness or depression. DERIVATIVES… …

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  • 10vaporous — adjective Date: 1527 1. consisting or characteristic of vapor 2. producing vapors ; volatile 3. containing or obscured by vapors ; misty 4. a. ethereal, unsubstantial b. consisting of or indulging in vaporings • vaporously …

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  • 11vaporous — Synonyms and related words: adulterated, aerial, aerodynamic, aerostatic, aery, air built, airy, attenuate, attenuated, chimeric, chimerical, cloud born, cloud built, cloud woven, cloudy, cut, dilute, diluted, dreamlike, ethereal, fanciful,… …

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  • 12vaporous — I (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Foggy] Syn. smoggy, aerial, vapory; see haze 1 , misty . 2. [Fanciful] Syn. fleeting, wispy, unsubstantial; see imaginary . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. humid, misty, steamy, foggy, damp, clammy, muggy, moist, hazy,… …

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  • 13vaporous — va·por·ous || veɪp(É™)rÉ™s adj. resembling vapor; producing vapor; imaginary; lacking substance …

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  • 14vaporous — a. 1. Foggy, vapory, full of vapor. 2. Unreal, unsubstantial, vain …

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  • 15vaporous — adj 1. gaseous, gasiform, pneumatic, aeriform, vapory, vaporish, vaporlike, vaporific, va porescent, volatile, Archaic. halituous; fumy, fumelike, exhalant, breathy; steamy, foggy, misty, brumous, humid, murky, Sl. soupy; hazy, cloudy, beclouded …

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  • 16vaporous — va·por·ous …

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  • 17vaporous — See: vapour …

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  • 18vaporous — /ˈveɪpərəs/ (say vaypuhruhs) adjective 1. full of vapour; foggy or misty. 2. dimmed or obscured with vapour. 3. of the form of vapour; unsubstantial. 4. given to fanciful or foolish ideas or discourse. {Latin vapōrus} –vaporously, adverb… …

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  • 19vapourous — adjective 1. so thin as to transmit light a hat with a diaphanous veil filmy wings of a moth gauzy clouds of dandelion down gossamer cobwebs sheer silk stockings transparent chiffon vaporous silks …

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  • 20va´por|ous|ness — va|por|ous «VAY puhr uhs», adjective. 1. full of vapor; misty: »vaporous atmosphere. 2. covered or obscured with vapor: »vaporous hills. 3. like vapor. 4. Figurative. soon passing; worthless: »vaporous dreams of grandeur …

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