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water vapor

n.
Water in a gaseous state, especially when diffused as a vapor in the atmosphere and at a temperature below boiling point.

wa′ter va`por


n.
water in the gaseous state, esp. as produced by evaporation at temperatures below the boiling point.
[1875–80]

water vapor

Water in its gaseous state, especially in the atmosphere and at a temperature below the boiling point.
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Noun1.water vapor - water in a vaporous form diffused in the atmosphere but below boiling temperaturewater vapor - water in a vaporous form diffused in the atmosphere but below boiling temperature
cloud - a visible mass of water or ice particles suspended at a considerable altitude
vapor, vapour - a visible suspension in the air of particles of some substance
spray - water in small drops in the atmosphere; blown from waves or thrown up by a waterfall
Translations
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