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1. Suggestive of or resembling vapor.
2. Archaic Affected by the vapors; given to spells of hysteria or low spirits.

va′por·ish·ness n.
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(ˈveɪ pər ɪʃ)

1. resembling vapor.
2. abounding in vapor: vaporish autumn mornings.
3. Archaic. affected by low spirits; depressed.
va′por•ish•ness, n.
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Adj.1.vaporish - resembling or characteristic of vaporvaporish - resembling or characteristic of vapor; "vaporous clouds"
gaseous - existing as or having characteristics of a gas; "steam is water is the gaseous state"
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