What does evaporate mean?

Definitions for evaporate
ɪˈvæp əˌreɪtevap·o·rate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. evaporate, vaporize, vaporiseverb

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

    "evaporate milk"

  2. evaporate, vaporiseverb

    cause to change into a vapor

    "The chemist evaporated the water"

  3. evaporate, vaporiseverb

    change into a vapor

    "The water evaporated in front of our eyes"

  4. melt, disappear, evaporateverb

    become less intense and fade away gradually

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


  1. evaporateverb

    To transition from a liquid state into a gaseous state.

  2. evaporateverb

    To disappear

Webster Dictionary

  1. Evaporateverb

    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. Evaporateverb

    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. Evaporateverb

    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. Evaporateverb

    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. Evaporateverb

    to give vent to; to dissipate

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

  6. Evaporateadjective

    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. Kaitlyn Loftus:

    The life cycle of clouds is really important when we think about planet habitability, but clouds and precipitation are really complicated and too complex to model completely. We're looking for simpler ways to understand how clouds evolve, and a first step is whether cloud droplets evaporate in the atmosphere or make it to the surface as rain.

  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:

    We normally get rid of excess body heat by sweating and we evaporate and we lose heat via evaporation.

  5. Mansour Almazroui:

    The problem is, with this whole temperature rise, whatever rainfall will come will evaporate because it is so hot, the other thing is.

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    (used of persons) bound to a tract of land; hence their service is transferable from owner to owner
    • A. tacky
    • B. ectomorphic
    • C. contiguous
    • D. adscripted

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