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va·por

 (vā′pər)
n.
1. The gaseous state of a substance that is liquid or solid at room temperature.
2. A faintly visible suspension of fine particles of matter in the air, as mist, fumes, or smoke.
3. A mixture of fine droplets of a substance and air, as the fuel mixture of an internal-combustion engine.
4. Archaic
a. Something insubstantial, worthless, or fleeting.
b. A fantastic or foolish idea.
5. vapors Archaic
a. Exhalations within a bodily organ, especially the stomach, supposed to affect the mental or physical condition. Used with the.
b. A nervous disorder such as depression or hysteria. Used with the.
v. va·pored, va·por·ing, va·pors
v.tr.
1. To fill or cover with vapor: Perfume vapored the room.
2. To vaporize: "You wished you'd seen one of the monster shots that vapored an atoll way back when" (Don DeLillo).
v.intr.
1. To give off vapor.
2. To evaporate: The fog vapored away.
3. To engage in idle, boastful talk: vapored on about his accomplishments.

[Middle English vapour, from Anglo-Norman, from Latin vapor.]

va′por·er n.

vapor

(ˈveɪpə)
n
(General Physics) the US spelling of vapour

va•por

(ˈveɪ pər)
n.
1. a visible exhalation, as fog or smoke, suspended in the air.
2. a substance in gaseous form that is below its critical temperature.
3. a substance converted into vapor for technical or medicinal uses.
4. a combination of a vaporized substance and air.
5. gaseous particles of drugs that can be inhaled as a therapeutic agent.
6. Archaic.
a. a strange, senseless, or fantastic notion.
b. something insubstantial.
7. vapors, Archaic.
a. mental depression or hypochondria.
b. injurious exhalations supposed to be produced within the body, esp. in the stomach.
v.i.
8. to rise in the form of vapor.
9. to emit vapor.
10. to talk pompously.
Also, esp. Brit., vapour.
[1325–75; < Latin vapor steam]
va′por•a•ble, adj.
va`por•a•bil′i•ty, n.
va′por•er, n.
va′por•less, adj.
va′por•y, adj.

va·por

(vā′pər)
1. The gaseous state of a substance that is liquid at room temperature. Because the carbon dioxide gas associated with dry ice is often referred to as a vapor, some scientists classify the gaseous state of substances that are solids at room temperature as vapors as well.
2. A faintly visible suspension of fine particles of matter in the air, as mist, fumes, or smoke.
3. A mixture of fine droplets of a substance and air, as the fuel mixture of an internal-combustion engine.

vaporize verb
Usage When we use the words vapor and steam, we usually think of a fine mist or other visible suspension of particles in the air. We speak of the steam that clouds the bathroom after we take a shower or the vapor in the jet of water droplets that appears a short distance from the end of a boiling tea kettle. But to a scientist, this kind of talk is inaccurate. The word vapor refers to a gaseous state of a substance, and not to a mist of liquid droplets or fine solid particles. For instance, the fumes that arise when volatile substances such as alcohol and gasoline evaporate are (not surprisingly) a vapor. Similarly, the visible stream of water droplets that rush out of the spout of tea kettle is not steam. As the gaseous state of water heated past its boiling point, steam is invisible. Usually, there is a clear space of an inch or two between the spout and the beginning of the visible stream of droplets. This space contains steam. The steam loses its heat to the surrounding air, then falls below the boiling point and condenses in the air as water droplets. It is not, scientifically speaking, water vapor.

vapor

  • atmosphere - Derives from Greek atmos, "vapor," and sphaira, "globe," and is literally "ball of vapor."
  • brume, brumous - Brume is a poetic term meaning "mist, fog, or vapor"; brumous means "foggy."
  • damp - The noun first meant "vapor, steam," or "smoke"—especially that which was harmful or noxious.
  • transpire - Had an early sense of "emit as vapor through the surface"—from trans-, "through," and spirare, "breathe."

vapor


Past participle: vapored
Gerund: vaporing

Imperative
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Present
I vapor
you vapor
he/she/it vapors
we vapor
you vapor
they vapor
Preterite
I vapored
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he/she/it vapored
we vapored
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Present Continuous
I am vaporing
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we are vaporing
you are vaporing
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Present Perfect
I have vapored
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Past Continuous
I was vaporing
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Past Perfect
I had vapored
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Future
I will vapor
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Future Perfect
I will have vapored
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Future Continuous
I will be vaporing
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he/she/it will be vaporing
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been vaporing
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he/she/it has been vaporing
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been vaporing
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been vaporing
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he/she/it had been vaporing
we had been vaporing
you had been vaporing
they had been vaporing
Conditional
I would vapor
you would vapor
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we would vapor
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Past Conditional
I would have vapored
you would have vapored
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we would have vapored
you would have vapored
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vapor

1. Gas which is below the temperature at which it can be liquefied by pressure (the critical temperature).
2. A gas that becomes a liquid under increased pressure.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vapor - a visible suspension in the air of particles of some substancevapor - a visible suspension in the air of particles of some substance
suspension - a mixture in which fine particles are suspended in a fluid where they are supported by buoyancy
steam - water at boiling temperature diffused in the atmosphere
water vapor, water vapour - water in a vaporous form diffused in the atmosphere but below boiling temperature
2.vapor - the process of becoming a vaporvapor - the process of becoming a vapor  
boiling - the application of heat to change something from a liquid to a gas
clouding, clouding up - the process whereby water particles become visible in the sky
phase change, phase transition, physical change, state change - a change from one state (solid or liquid or gas) to another without a change in chemical composition
smoke, smoking - a hot vapor containing fine particles of carbon being produced by combustion; "the fire produced a tower of black smoke that could be seen for miles"
Translations
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References in classic literature ?
it should still remain a problem, whether these spoutings are, after all, really water, or nothing but vapor --this is surely a noteworthy thing.
And how nobly it raises our conceit of the mighty, misty monster, to behold him solemnly sailing through a calm tropical sea; his vast, mild head overhung by a canopy of vapor, engendered by his incommunicable contemplations, and that vapor --as you will sometimes see it --glorified by a rainbow, as if Heaven itself had put its seal upon his thoughts.
Some moments passed, during which the thick vapor came from his mouth in quick and constant puffs, which blew back again into his face.
By his directions, the girl was placed in a sort of rude vapor bath, much used by the Nez Perces, where she was kept until near fainting.
And, in fact, a thick bank of vapor, now quite distinct, could be seen slowly emerging above the horizon.
In these Russian (vapor) baths the person extends himself on a bank or form, and as he gets accustomed to the heat, moves to another higher up towards the ceiling, where, of course, the vapor is warmest.
And but little time to do it in," added Heyward, glancing his eyes upwards, toward the bank of vapor that concealed the setting moon.
What we had been mistaking for fleeting glimpses of sky away aloft there, were really patches of the Blumis's snowy crest caught through shredded rents in the drifting pall of vapor.
When the blaze shot up and burned clearly old Mombi scattered a handful of magical powder over the fire, which straightway gave off a rich violet vapor, filling all the tent with its fragrance and forcing the Saw-Horse to sneeze -- although he had been warned to keep quiet.
Consequently I affirm that, if our projectile had struck the meteor, its speed thus suddenly checked would have raised a heat great enough to turn it into vapor instantaneously.
No, it was man alone who had produced these reddish vapors, these gigantic flames worthy of a volcano itself, these tremendous vibrations resembling the shock of an earthquake, these reverberations rivaling those of hurricanes and storms; and it was his hand which precipitated into an abyss, dug by himself, a whole Niagara of molten metal!
He never took all the straw away, and the smell from what lay underneath was very bad; while the strong vapors that rose made my eyes smart and inflame, and I did not feel the same appetite for my food.