- a strange, senseless, or fantastic notion.
- something insubstantial or transitory.
- mental depression or hypochondria.
- injurious exhalations formerly supposed to be produced within the body, especially in the stomach.
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verb (used without object)
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Warmer oceans and air increase the evaporation of water vapor into the air, fueling a more potent storm.Slow, meandering hurricanes are often more dangerous—and they’re getting more common|Greta Moran|September 9, 2020|Popular Science
They are heating up so much that their rock turns to vapor as they fall.
The platinum generates heat by combusting any methanol vapor that comes in contact with it.Methanol fuel gives this tiny beetle bot the freedom to roam|Carmen Drahl|August 19, 2020|Science News
They then used vapor deposition to grow nanowires inside these pores made from perovskite, a type of photosensitive compound used in solar cells.A New Bionic Eye Could Give Robots and the Blind 20/20 Vision|Edd Gent|May 22, 2020|Singularity Hub
Battelle’s system turns a 35-percent solution of hydrogen peroxide into a vapor.Tackling the novel coronavirus calls for novel ideas|Kathiann Kowalski|May 7, 2020|Science News For Students
As a result, the vapor measurements Mahar obtained are likely the best-case scenario.
Back then there were no vapor cigarettes for you simulate smoking.'Saved by the Bell' Star Dustin Diamond Doesn't Want to Be a Jerk Anymore|Kevin Fallon|August 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If you plan to take in vapor in such amounts, you have to get juice with a low nicotine content to avoid poisoning yourself.
And the business of science, medicine, and faith itself is to restore or at least to prop up hope, that most complex vapor.
The color palette in Batman Begins is something I brought to the party, too—that rusty, sodium-vapor color.How ‘Transcendence’ Director Wally Pfister Became Christopher Nolan’s Secret Weapon|Andrew Romano|April 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Should the vapor not condense well, the test-tube may be immersed in a glass of cold water.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
He crouched, nerves and muscles tense, controled in spite of the torturous cloud of scalding vapor that pressed close to him.
An exceedingly few rays of the sun, concentrated by a burning mirror, will convert gold and platina into vapor.
Nor would a planet, covered over for ages with a thick screen of vapor, be a novelty yet in the universe.
He loosed the blankets from his shoulders, and floundering down the slope was lost in the vapor.The Gold Trail|Harold Bindloss