- 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 vapor2. to remove moisture from (milk, vegetables, fruits, etc.) by heating or drying so as to get a concentrated product3.a) to deposit (a metal, metallic salts, etc.) by sublimationb) to drive out (neutrons, electrons, etc.)vi.1. to become vapor; pass off in the form of vapor2. to give off vapor3. to disappear like vapor; vanishevaporationn.evaporativeadj.evaporatorn.
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.