verb (-rated; -rating) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin evaporatus, past participle of evaporare, from e- + vapor steam, vapor Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. a. to convert into vapor; also to dissipate or draw off in vapor or fumes b. to deposit (as a metal) in the form of a film by sublimation 2. a. to expel moisture from b. expel <
evaporate electrons from a hot wire
intransitive verb 1. a. to pass off in vapor or in minute particles b. (1) to pass off or away ; disappear <
my despair evaporated — J. F. Wharton
(2) to diminish quickly 2. to give forth vapor • evaporation nounevaporative adjectiveevaporator noun

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