What does evaporate mean?

Definitions for evaporate
ɪˈvæp əˌreɪtevap·o·rate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. evaporate, vaporize, vaporise(verb)

    lose or cause to lose liquid by vaporization leaving a more concentrated residue

    "evaporate milk"

  2. evaporate, vaporise(verb)

    cause to change into a vapor

    "The chemist evaporated the water"

  3. evaporate, vaporise(verb)

    change into a vapor

    "The water evaporated in front of our eyes"

  4. melt, disappear, evaporate(verb)

    become less intense and fade away gradually

    "her resistance melted under his charm"; "her hopes evaporated after years of waiting for her fiance"


  1. evaporate(Verb)

    To transition from a liquid state into a gaseous state.

  2. evaporate(Verb)

    To disappear

Webster Dictionary

  1. Evaporate(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [L. evaporatus, p. p.]

  2. Evaporate(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [L. evaporatus, p. p.]

  3. Evaporate(verb)

    to convert from a liquid or solid state into vapor (usually) by the agency of heat; to dissipate in vapor or fumes

    Etymology: [L. evaporatus, p. p.]

  4. Evaporate(verb)

    to expel moisture from (usually by means of artificial heat), leaving the solid portion; to subject to evaporation; as, to evaporate apples

    Etymology: [L. evaporatus, p. p.]

  5. Evaporate(verb)

    to give vent to; to dissipate

    Etymology: [L. evaporatus, p. p.]

  6. Evaporate(adj)

    dispersed in vapors

    Etymology: [L. evaporatus, p. p.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Evaporate

    e-vap′or-āt, v.i. to fly off in vapour: to pass into an invisible state: to depart, vanish.—v.t. to convert into steam or gas.—adj. Evap′orable, able to be evaporated or converted into vapour.—n. Evaporā′tion, act of evaporating or passing off in steam or gas: the process by which a substance changes into the state of vapour.—adj. Evap′orātive.—ns. Evap′orator; Evaporom′eter. [L. e, off, vaporāre, -ātumvapor, vapour.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of evaporate in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of evaporate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of evaporate in a Sentence

  1. Sallust:

    Those most moved to tears by every word of a preacher are generally weak and a rascal when the feelings evaporate.

  2. Rystad Energy:

    The U.S. trade deficit will evaporate, and its foreign debt will be paid quickly thanks to the swift rise of American oil and gas net exports.

  3. Albert Schweitzer:

    Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.

  4. Corey Slovis:

    More commonly, and what was seen in this case is the classic heat stroke -- passive heat stroke -- where people become increasingly dehydrated, we normally get rid of excess body heat by sweating and we evaporate and we lose heat via evaporation.

  5. Arthur Rimbaud:

    While public funds evaporate in feasts of fraternity, a bell of rosy fire rings in the clouds.”

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