vaporific

[ vey-puh-rif-ik ]
/ ˌveɪ pəˈrɪf ɪk /
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adjective

producing vapor; tending to form vapor.
of, relating to, or of the nature of vapor; vaporous.

Nearby words

  1. vapor pressure,
  2. vapor tension,
  3. vapor trail,
  4. vaporescence,
  5. vaporetto,
  6. vaporimeter,
  7. vaporing,
  8. vaporingly,
  9. vaporish,
  10. vaporization

Origin of vaporific

First recorded in 1775–85; vapor + -i- + -fic

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British Dictionary definitions for vaporific

vaporific

/ (ˌveɪpəˈrɪfɪk) /

adjective

producing, causing, or tending to produce vapour
of, concerned with, or having the nature of vapour
tending to become vapour; volatile
Also: vaporous

Word Origin for vaporific

C18: from New Latin vaporificus, from Latin vapor steam + facere to make

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