Vapor meaning

vāpər
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Vapor is a gas or moisture floating in the air.

An example of vapor is fog.

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Vapor is defined as to give off gas or water moisture.

An example of vapor is for water to give off steam when it boils.

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A faintly visible suspension of fine particles of matter in the air, as mist, fumes, or smoke.
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A mixture of fine droplets of a substance and air, as the fuel mixture of an internal-combustion engine.
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To fill or cover with vapor.

Perfume vapored the room.

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To vaporize.
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To give off vapor.
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To evaporate.

The fog vapored away.

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To engage in idle, boastful talk.

Vapored on about his accomplishments.

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The gaseous form of any substance which is a liquid or a solid at room temperature.
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(now rare) Anything insubstantial or worthless.
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To rise or pass off in the form of vapor; evaporate.
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To give off vapor.
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To indulge in idle talk or boasting.
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The gaseous state of a substance that is liquid or solid at room temperature.
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A faintly visible suspension of fine particles of matter in the air, as mist, fumes, or smoke.
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The gaseous state of a substance that is normally liquid or solid at room temperature, such as water that has evaporated into the air.
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A faintly visible suspension of fine particles of matter in the air, as mist, fumes, or smoke.
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A mixture of fine droplets of a substance and air, as the fuel mixture of an internal-combustion engine.
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Cloudy diffused matter such as mist, steam or fumes suspended in the air.
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The gaseous state of a substance that is normally a solid or liquid.
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(intransitive) To become vapor; to be emitted or circulated as vapor.
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To turn into vapor.
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(intransitive) To use insubstantial language; to boast or bluster.
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The gaseous state of a substance that is liquid or solid at room temperature.
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Origin of vapor

  • Middle English vapour from Anglo-Norman from Latin vapor

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

  • From Latin vapor (“steam, heat").

    From Wiktionary