Evaporate Definition

evaporated, evaporates, evaporating
evaporated, evaporates, evaporating
To convert or change into a vapor.
American Heritage
To change (a liquid or solid) into vapor; drive out or draw off in the form of vapor.
Webster's New World
To remove moisture from (milk, vegetables, fruits, etc.) by heating or drying so as to get a concentrated product.
Webster's New World
To become vapor; pass off in the form of vapor.
Webster's New World
To deposit (a metal, metallic salts, etc.) by sublimation.
Webster's New World

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

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