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Meaning of VAPOROUS

Pronunciation:  'veypehrus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  filled with vapor; "miasmic jungles"; "a vaporous bog"
  2. [adj]  resembling or characteristic of vapor; "vaporous clouds"
  3. [adj]  so thin as to transmit light; "a hat with a diaphanous veil"; "filmy wings of a moth"; "gauzy clouds of dandelion down"; "gossamer cobwebs"; "sheer silk stockings"; "transparent chiffon"; "vaporous silks"
 

VAPOROUS is a 8 letter word that starts with V.

 

 Synonyms: cloudy, cobwebby, diaphanous, filmy, gaseous, gauzy, gossamer, miasmal, miasmic, see-through, sheer, thin, transparent, vaporific, vaporish, vapourish
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Va"por*ous\, a. [L. vaporosus: cf. vaporeux.]
1. Having the form or nature of vapor. --Holland.

2. Full of vapors or exhalations. --Shak.

         The warmer and more vaporous air of the valleys.
                                               --Derham.

3. Producing vapors; hence, windy; flatulent. --Bacon.

         The food which is most vaporous and perspirable is
         the most easily digested.             --Arbuthnot.

4. Unreal; unsubstantial; vain; whimsical.

         Such vaporous speculations were inevitable.
                                               --Carlyle.

 

 

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