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vaporize

[ vey-puh-rahyz ]
/ 藞ve瑟 p蓹藢ra瑟z /
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verb (used with object), va路por路ized, va路por路iz路ing.
to cause to change into vapor.
verb (used without object), va路por路ized, va路por路iz路ing.
to become converted into vapor.
to indulge in boastful talk; speak braggingly.
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Also especially British, va路por路ise .

Origin of vaporize

First recorded in 1625鈥35; vapor + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM vaporize

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

/ (藞ve瑟p蓹藢ra瑟z) /

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for vaporize

vaporize
[ v膩p蓹-r墨z鈥 ]

v.
To convert or be converted into a vapor.
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