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[ih-vap-uh-reyt] /ɪˈvæp əˌreɪt/

verb (used without object), evaporated, evaporating.
to change from a liquid or solid state into ; pass off in vapor.
Synonyms: vaporize.
to give off moisture.
to disappear; vanish; fade:
His hopes evaporated.
Synonyms: evanesce.
verb (used with object), evaporated, evaporating.
to convert into a gaseous state or vapor; drive off or extract in the form of vapor:
The warm sun evaporated the dew.
to extract moisture or liquid from, as by heat, so as to make dry or to reduce to a denser state:
to evaporate fruit.
to cause to disappear or fade; dissipate:
His involvement in the scandal evaporated any hope he had for a political career.
to change or cause to change from a liquid or solid state to a vapour Compare boil1 (sense 1)
to lose or cause to lose liquid by vaporization, leaving a more concentrated residue
to disappear or cause to disappear; fade away or cause to fade away: all her doubts evaporated
(transitive) to deposit (a film, metal, etc) by vaporization of a liquid or solid and the subsequent condensation of its vapour

early 15c., from Latin evaporatum, past participle of evaporare (see evaporation). Related: Evaporated; evaporating.

evaporate e·vap·o·rate (ĭ-vāp’ə-rāt’)
v. e·vap·o·rat·ed, e·vap·o·rat·ing, e·vap·o·rates

e·vap’o·ra’tive adj.
e·vap’o·ra’tor n.
e·vap’o·ra·tiv’i·ty (-ər-ə-tĭv’ĭ-tē) n.


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