to change from a liquid or solid state into vapor; pass off in vapor.
to give off moisture.
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.
- half-e·vap·o·rat·ed, adjective
- half-e·vap·o·rat·ing, adjective
- non·e·vap·o·rat·ing, adjective
- pre·e·vap·o·rate, verb, pre·e·vap·o·rat·ed, pre·e·vap·o·rat·ing.
- un·e·vap·o·rat·ed, adjective
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How to use evaporate in a sentence
Last spring, hundreds of bookings and events evaporated almost instantly.
Nasdaq futures suggest roughly one-third of yesterday’s gains will evaporate at the opening bell.Global markets dip as investors again sour on tech stocks | Bernhard Warner | September 10, 2020 | Fortune
Osha tells Fortune he believes “the concerns about profitability are going to evaporate, and the people who make these index decisions will do what they do.”Here’s one possible reason why Tesla wasn’t added to the S&P 500 | Anne Sraders | September 8, 2020 | Fortune
Just make sure the alcohol is totally gone—it’s odorless when it evaporates, so you’ll know when you no longer can smell it—and then repeat.Working out at home? Here’s how to keep your house from smelling like a gym. | Harry Guinness | September 3, 2020 | Popular-Science
Stalled action on childcare is no longer acceptable for millennials and Gen Zers, who are watching their futures evaporate before them.Millennials and Gen Zers need better childcare. Can either Biden or Trump deliver? | matthewheimer | August 29, 2020 | Fortune
All this beautiful acceptance we are afforded can quickly 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 | THE DAILY BEAST
If he coyly waffles this time around, his support will evaporate quicker than you can say Fred Thompson.
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 | Aaron Magid | October 29, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
“Cool” is one of those words that is completely meaningless because the second you apply them to someone, they totally evaporate.Michael Musto: Lou Reed Made Me A Believer—In Transvestism, Prostitution, and Lou Reed | Michael Musto | October 28, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Geordie Sinclair knew that this enthusiasm would soon evaporate.The Underworld | James C. Welsh
It was saturated with rain water, which had no time to evaporate, and with sea water, which never dries.Toilers of the Sea | Victor Hugo
Little by little I felt my low spirits evaporate and a new feeling take their place.
It will evaporate fast there, and leave its salt on the bottom of the hollow.Left on Labrador | Charles Asbury Stephens
(old measure) have been obtained; reserve the first 14 oz., and evaporate the remaining 10 oz.
British Dictionary definitions for evaporate
to change or cause to change from a liquid or solid state to a vapour: Compare 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 away: all her doubts evaporated
(tr) to deposit (a film, metal, etc) by vaporization of a liquid or solid and the subsequent condensation of its vapour
- evaporable, adjective
- evaporability, noun
- evaporation, noun
- evaporative, adjective
- evaporator, noun
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