- to change from a liquid or solid state into vapor; pass off in vapor.
- to give off moisture.
- to disappear; vanish; fade: His hopes evaporated.
- to convert into a gaseous state or vapor; drive off or extract in the form of vapor: The warm sun evaporated the dew.
- to extract moisture or liquid from, as by heat, so as to make dry or to reduce to a denser state: to evaporate fruit.
- to cause to disappear or fade; dissipate: His involvement in the scandal evaporated any hope he had for a political career.
Origin of evaporate
Examples from the Web for evaporate
The heat radiating from the sun dries up water and causes it to evaporate.Sun+Water= High Tech Caribbean Luxury At The Cusinart Resort
The Daily Beast
June 11, 2014
If he coyly waffles this time around, his support will evaporate quicker than you can say Fred Thompson.Reanimated and Ready: The Unstoppable Huckenstein
January 31, 2014
Otherwise the tenuous calm that has remained in the region during the past few years may evaporate.All Terrorism, Both Jewish and Arab, Must Stop for Talks to Succeed
October 29, 2013
If the pools lose their inflow of circulating cooling water, the water in the pools will evaporate.The Japan Nuke Problem No One's Talking About
March 14, 2011
With the demise of the printed book, profits will evaporate.Will the Book Survive?
David "Skip" Prichard
July 28, 2010
The beds should now be watched and should not be allowed to evaporate or dry out.The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise
M. E. Hard
Natural forces of this kind do not, it must be recollected, evaporate.The Curse of Education
Harold E. Gorst
How can it when the water from the oceans cannot evaporate to form clouds?Common Science
Carleton W. Washburne
It will evaporate fast there, and leave its salt on the bottom of the hollow.Left on Labrador
Charles Asbury Stephens
Ah, that charm by charm should evaporate from the talisman which had enchanted our existence!The Young Duke
- to change or cause to change from a liquid or solid state to a vapourCompare boil 1 (def. 1)
- to lose or cause to lose liquid by vaporization, leaving a more concentrated residue
- to disappear or cause to disappear; fade away or cause to fade awayall her doubts evaporated
- (tr) to deposit (a film, metal, etc) by vaporization of a liquid or solid and the subsequent condensation of its vapour
Word Origin and History for evaporate
early 15c., from Latin evaporatum, past participle of evaporare (see evaporation). Related: Evaporated; evaporating.
- To convert or change into a vapor; volatilize.
- To produce vapor.
- To draw or pass off in the form of vapor.
- To draw moisture away from, as by heating, leaving only the dry solid portion.
- To deposit a metal on a substrate by vacuum sublimation.