Origin of vaporing
- 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.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of vapor
Examples from the Web for vaporing
Historical Examples of vaporing
Sir, there has been a good deal of vaporing on this subject.
After all the vaporing, I have no expectation of a serious war.The Life of Albert Gallatin
The morning was hurrying by and this vaporing was a hindrance to be shuffled off.Rose MacLeod
She saw herself as the most useless, vaporing and purblind of mortals.Septimus
William J. Locke
Ralph, thy news has stirred me into vaporing, and the man who built the Orb mill is prating like a child.Lorimer of the Northwest
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.