a visible suspension in the air of particles of some substance
vaporization, vaporisation, vapor, vapour, evaporation(noun)
the process of becoming a vapor
Cloudy diffused matter such as mist, steam or fumes suspended in the air.
The gaseous state of a substance that is normally a solid or liquid.
To become vapor; to be emitted or circulated as vapor.
To turn into vapor.
To use insubstantial language; to boast or bluster.
Origin: From vapor.
any substance in the gaseous, or aeriform, state, the condition of which is ordinarily that of a liquid or solid
in a loose and popular sense, any visible diffused substance floating in the atmosphere and impairing its transparency, as smoke, fog, etc
something unsubstantial, fleeting, or transitory; unreal fancy; vain imagination; idle talk; boasting
an old name for hypochondria, or melancholy; the blues
a medicinal agent designed for administration in the form of inhaled vapor
to pass off in fumes, or as a moist, floating substance, whether visible or invisible, to steam; to be exhaled; to evaporate
to emit vapor or fumes
to talk idly; to boast or vaunt; to brag
to send off in vapor, or as if in vapor; as, to vapor away a heated fluid
Origin: [OE. vapour, OF. vapour, vapor, vapeur, F. vapeur, L. vapor; probably for cvapor, and akin to Gr. smoke, to breathe forth, Lith. kvepti to breathe, smell, Russ. kopote fine soot. Cf. Vapid.]
A vapor or vapour is a substance in the gas phase at a temperature lower than its critical point. This means that the vapor can be condensed to a liquid or to a solid by increasing its pressure without reducing the temperature. For example, water has a critical temperature of 374 °C, which is the highest temperature at which liquid water can exist. In the atmosphere at ordinary temperatures, therefore, gaseous water will condense to liquid if its partial pressure is increased sufficiently. A vapor may co-exist with a liquid. When this is true, the two phases will be in equilibrium, and the gas partial pressure will equal the equilibrium vapor pressure of the liquid.
The numerical value of vapor in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of vapor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It might be related to that water vapor emission.
We fully support innovation in tobacco products, including vapor products.
Fame is a vapor; popularity an accident; the only earthly certainty is oblivion.
Their jobs are hard enough, without having to sort out what kind of smoke or vapor they may see.
There’s also some other ingredients that have been identified — things like volatile organic compounds as well as ultrafine particulates, including heavy metals, and so the contention that these products emit a harmless water vapor is simply not true.
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- vaporCatalan, Valencian
- verdampfen, prahlen, Dampf, dampfenGerman
- deatachScottish Gaelic
- gas, vaporeItalian
- 気体, 蒸発, 揮発, 粋がる, 気化, 威張り散らす, 管を巻くJapanese
- siilNavajo, Navaho
- пар, газRussian
- испаравати, isparavati, ispariti, пара, испарити, paraSerbo-Croatian
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