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Vaporize   /vˈeɪpərˌaɪz/   Listen
Vaporize

verb
(past & past part. vaporized; pres. part. vaporizing)
1.
Kill with or as if with a burst of gunfire or electric current or as if by shooting.  Synonym: zap.
2.
Turn into gas.  Synonyms: aerify, gasify, vaporise.
3.
Lose or cause to lose liquid by vaporization leaving a more concentrated residue.  Synonyms: evaporate, vaporise.
4.
Decrease rapidly and disappear.  Synonyms: fly, vanish.  "All my stock assets have vaporized"






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"Vaporize" Quotes from Famous Books



... complete lack of captives due to the frail and tenuous bodies of the divided trunks. Then, too, transportation and preservation posed a tremendous problem, not to mention the difficulty of trying to eat something that might vaporize on your fork. But then these questions may never arise, he decided, for of all the reports perused by Probos Five not one expedition had succeeded in bringing a divided trunk ...
— Solar Stiff • Chas. A. Stopher



Words linked to "Vaporize" :   change integrity, fell, kill, vapor, transpire, vaporization, diminish, decrease, fall, vaporizable, sublime, lessen, sublimate



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