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evaporate

e·vap·o·rate

evaporate

 
 
pronunciation:
ih vae p reIt
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: evaporated, evaporates, evaporating
definition 1: to turn from liquid into vapor; pass away in the form of vapor.
When water evaporates, it becomes water vapor.
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synonyms:
dry up, vaporize, volatilize
antonyms:
condense
similar words:
dehydrate, desiccate, fume, mist, steam, vapor
definition 2: to release moisture.
similar words:
diffuse, fade, scatter
definition 3: to disappear as if vaporized.
The team's early lead evaporated in the second half.
synonyms:
disappear, disperse, dissipate, dry up, evanesce, vanish
antonyms:
materialize
similar words:
diffuse, fade, scatter
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to change into a vapor; draw off as vapor; vaporize.
The heat evaporated the water in the bowl.
synonyms:
atomize, vaporize, volatilize
antonyms:
condense
similar words:
exhale, vapor
definition 2: to draw moisture from, so as to condense or reduce to a dry, solid state.
The milk was evaporated until it became thick.
synonyms:
dehydrate, desiccate, dry, parch
similar words:
dehumidify, exhale, sear, wither
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derivations: evaporation (n.), evaporator (n.)
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