evaporate

evaporate [ē vap′ə rāt΄, ivap′ə rāt΄]
vt.
evaporated, evaporating [ME evaporaten < L evaporatus, pp. of evaporare < e-, out, from + vaporare, to emit vapor < vapor, VAPOR]
1. to change (a liquid or solid) into vapor; drive out or draw off in the form of vapor
2. to remove moisture from (milk, vegetables, fruits, etc.) by heating or drying so as to get a concentrated product
3.
a) to deposit (a metal, metallic salts, etc.) by sublimation
b) to drive out (neutrons, electrons, etc.)
vi.
1. to become vapor; pass off in the form of vapor
2. to give off vapor
3. to disappear like vapor; vanish
evaporation
n.
evaporative
adj.
evaporator
n.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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