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Meaning of EVAPORATE

Pronunciation:  i'vapu`reyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  lose or cause to lose liquid by vaporization leaving a more concentrated residue;"evaporate milk"
  2. [v]  change into a vapor; "The water evaporated in front of our eyes"
  3. [v]  cause to change into a vapor; "The chemist evaporated the water"

EVAPORATE is a 9 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: vaporise, vaporize
 See Also: alter, change, change integrity, pervaporate, transpire



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \E*vap"o*rate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Evaporated}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Evaporating}.] [L. evaporatus, p. p. of
    evaporare; e out + vapor steam or vapor. See {Vapor}.]
    1. To pass off in vapor, as a fluid; to escape and be
       dissipated, either in visible vapor, or in practice too
       minute to be visible.
    2. To escape or pass off without effect; to be dissipated; to
       be wasted, as, the spirit of writer often evaporates in
       the process of translation.
             To give moderate liberty for griefs and discontents
             to evaporate . . . is a safe way.     --Bacon.
  2. \E*vap"o*rate\, v. t.
    1. To convert from a liquid or solid state into vapor
       (usually) by the agency of heat; to dissipate in vapor or
    2. To expel moisture from (usually by means of artificial
       heat), leaving the solid portion; to subject to
       evaporation; as, to evaporate apples.
    3. To give vent to; to dissipate. [R.]
             My lord of Essex evaporated his thoughts in a
             sonnet.                               --Sir. H.
    {Evaporating surface} (Steam Boilers), that part of the
       heating surface with which water is in contact.
  3. \E*vap"o*rate\, a. [L. evaporatus, p. p.]
    Dispersed in vapors. --Thomson.
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