evaporate
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ɪˈvæpəɹeɪt/
Verb

evaporate (evaporates, present participle evaporating; past and past participle evaporated)

  1. (intransitive) to transition from a liquid state into a gaseous state
  2. (transitive) to expel moisture from (usually by means of artificial heat), leaving the solid portion
    to evaporate apples
  3. (transitive) to give vent to; to dissipate
    • My lord of Essex evaporated his thoughts in a sonnet.
  4. (figuratively) to disappear; to escape or pass off without effect
    • 1625, Francis Bacon, Of Seditions and Troubles
      To give moderate liberty for griefs to evaporate […] is a safe way.
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