- to cause to change into vapor.
- to become converted into vapor.
- to indulge in boastful talk; speak braggingly.
Also especially British, va·por·ise.
Origin of vaporize
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Examples from the Web for vaporise
The heat supplied to the chamber must be sufficient to vaporise the oil, but not great enough to decompose it.Gas and Oil Engines, Simply Explained
Walter C. Runciman
You may fuse iron, vaporise water, intermix the gases; but the molecules of all change little in such metamorphosis.The Crack of Doom
- to change or cause to change into vapour or into the gaseous state
- to evaporate or disappear or cause to evaporate or disappear, esp suddenly
- to destroy or be destroyed by being turned into a gas as a result of extreme heat (for example, generated by a nuclear explosion)
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Word Origin and History for vaporise
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- To convert or be converted into a vapor.
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