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Meaning of VAPORIZE

Pronunciation:  'veypu`rIz

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

VAPORIZE is a 8 letter word that starts with V.


 Synonyms: aerify, evaporate, gasify, vaporise
 See Also: alter, change, change integrity, pervaporate, sublimate, sublime, transpire



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Vap"o*rize\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Vaporized}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Vaporizing}.] [Cf. F. vaporiser.]
    To convert into vapor, as by the application of heat, whether
    naturally or artificially.
    {Vaporizing surface}. (Steam Boilers) See {Evaporating
       surface}, under {Evaporate}, v. t.
  2. \Vap"o*rize\, v. i.
    To pass off in vapor.