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Definition of "evaporate" []

  • To convert or change into a vapor. (verb-transitive)
  • To draw off in the form of vapor. (verb-transitive)
  • To draw moisture from, as by heating, leaving only the dry solid portion. (verb-transitive)
  • To deposit (a metal) on a substrate by vacuum sublimation. (verb-transitive)
  • To change into vapor. (verb-intransitive)

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.

Use "evaporate" in a sentence
  • "But letting a workforce discipline atrophy, or allowing capabilities to slip away, or watching commercial opportunities be delayed or evaporate is far less affordable in the long term."
  • "This allows the layers to fully adhere to each other and excess moisture to evaporate from the soap."
  • "We had overnight our water supply for all practical purposes in the short term evaporate on us and we have to now go to extraordinary measures in order to get through this drought cycle."