Evaporate meaning

ĭ-văpə-rāt
To evaporate is defined as to turn from a liquid into a gas, or to stop existing.

When water gets really hot and turns to steam, this is an example of a time when the water evaporates.

When your thriving career ends, this is an example of a time when your career evaporates.

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To deposit (a metal) on a substrate by vacuum sublimation.
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To remove moisture from (milk, vegetables, fruits, etc.) by heating or drying so as to get a concentrated product.
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To produce vapor.
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To disappear; vanish.

Our fears at last evaporated.

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To draw moisture from, as by heating, leaving only the dry solid portion.
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To change (a liquid or solid) into vapor; drive out or draw off in the form of vapor.
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To become vapor; pass off in the form of vapor.
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To give off vapor.
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To transition from a liquid state into a gaseous state.
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To expel moisture from (usually by means of artificial heat), leaving the solid portion.

To evaporate apples.

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To give vent to; to dissipate.
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(figuratively) To disappear; to escape or pass off without effect.
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To disappear like vapor; vanish.
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Origin of evaporate

  • Middle English evaporaten from Latin ēvapōrāre ēvapōrāt- ē-, ex- ex- vapor steam

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin ēvapōrātus, perfect passive participle of ēvapōrō (“evaporate”).

    From Wiktionary