vaporize

[ vey-puh-rahyz ]
/ ˈveɪ pəˌraɪz /

verb (used with object), va·por·ized, va·por·iz·ing.

to cause to change into vapor.

verb (used without object), va·por·ized, va·por·iz·ing.

to become converted into vapor.
to indulge in boastful talk; speak braggingly.

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Also especially British, va·por·ise .

Origin of vaporize

First recorded in 1625–35; vapor + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM vaporize

va·por·iz·a·ble, adjectivere·va·por·ize, verb, re·va·por·ized, re·va·por·iz·ing.un·va·por·ized, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH vaporize

evanesce, evaporate, liquefy, melt, thaw, transpire, vaporize .
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British Dictionary definitions for vaporize

vaporize

vaporise

/ (ˈveɪpəˌraɪz) /

verb

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)

Derived forms of vaporize

vaporizable or vaporisable, adjectivevaporization or vaporisation, noun
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Medical definitions for vaporize

vaporize
[ vāpə-rīz′ ]

v.

To convert or be converted into a vapor.
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