vaporing

[ vey-per-ing ]
/ ˈveɪ pər ɪŋ /

adjective

that gives forth vapor.
boastful; bragging.

noun

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

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Origin of vaporing

First recorded in 1620–30; vapor + -ing2, -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM vaporing

va·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

OTHER WORDS FROM vapor

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British Dictionary definitions for vaporing

vapor
/ (ˈveɪpə) /

noun

the US spelling of vapour
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Medical definitions for vaporing

vapor
[ vāpər ]

n.

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Scientific 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.

Other words from vapor

vaporize verb
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