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vaporing

[ vey-per-ing ]
/ ˈveɪ pər ɪŋ /
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adjective

that gives forth vapor.
boastful; bragging.

noun

an act or instance of bragging or blustering; boastful talk.

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gush, bulldoze, hector, swagger, yap, gloat, advertise, orate, declaim, ramble, boast, sermonize, expatiate, spiel, rant, brag, spellbind, pontificate, yell, vapor

Nearby words

vapor trail, vaporescence, vaporetto, vaporific, vaporimeter, vaporing, vaporingly, vaporish, vaporization, vaporize, vaporizer

Origin of vaporing

First recorded in 1620–30; vapor + -ing2, -ing1
Related formsva·por·ing·ly, adverb

Definition for vaporing (2 of 2)

vapor

[ vey-per ]
/ ˈveɪ pər /

noun

verb (used with object)

to cause to rise or pass off in, or as if in, vapor; vaporize.
Archaic. to affect with vapors; depress.

verb (used without object)

Also especially British, va·pour.

Origin of vapor

1325–75; Middle English vapour < Latin vapor steam
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British Dictionary definitions for vaporing

vapor

/ (ˈveɪpə) /

noun

the US spelling of vapour
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Word Origin and History for vaporing

vapor


n.

late 14c., from Anglo-French vapour, from Latin vaporem (nominative vapor) "exhalation, steam, heat," of unknown origin. Vapors "fit of fainting, hysteria, etc." is 1660s, from medieval notion of "exhalations" from the stomach or other organs affecting the brain.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for vaporing

vapor

[ vāpər ]

n.

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Science definitions for vaporing

vapor

[ vāpər ]

The gaseous state of a substance that is normally liquid or solid at room temperature, such as water that has evaporated into the air. See more at vapor pressure. See also water vapor.
A faintly visible suspension of fine particles of matter in the air, as mist, fumes, or smoke.
A mixture of fine droplets of a substance and air, as the fuel mixture of an internal-combustion engine.
Related formsvaporize verb
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