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Definition of "vapour" []

  • Chiefly British Vapor. (noun)
  • Particles of moisture or other substance suspended in air and visible as clouds, smoke, etc (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A gaseous substance at a temperature below its critical temperature (noun)
  • A substance that is in a gaseous state at a temperature below its boiling point (noun)
  • Something fanciful that lacks substance or permanence (noun)
  • To evaporate or cause to evaporate; vaporize (verb)
  • To make vain empty boasts; brag (verb)

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Use "vapour" in a sentence
  • "If this then led to more evaporation from the oceans, causing increased cloud cover, this could be a feedback, because clouds have a number of effects: they reflect more sunlight back into space (because they are whiter than the land and ocean surfaces they cover) and they trap more of the surface heat (because water vapour is a strong greenhouse gas)."
  • "The planet, HD 189733b, now known to have methane and water vapour is located 63 light-years away in the constellation Vulpecula, the little fox."
  • "Water vapour is indeed the 'most important' greenhouse gas."