Definition of vaporize in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈvāpəˌrīz/


Convert or be converted into vapor: [with object]: there is a large current that is sufficient to vaporize carbon [no object]: cold gasoline does not vaporize readily
More example sentences
  • The intensity of the laser light is sufficient to vaporize material and produce irreversible changes.
  • The explosion initially vaporizes the surrounding rock and produces a high-temperature cavity.
  • Laser resurfacing is performed using a beam of laser energy that vaporizes the upper layers of damaged skin at specific and controlled levels of penetration.



Example sentences
  • A device for producing an aerosol from vaporisable constituents of tobacco comprises a vaporising chamber within which the tobacco is placed.
  • The coals that are extracted from the mine are highly vaporisable, which is due to the pit humidity - around 30%.
  • In certain circumstances the mixing of a hot liquid and a cooler, vaporisable one leads to an explosive rate of vapour production.


Pronunciation: /ˌvāp(ə)rəˈzāSH(ə)n/
Pronunciation: /ˌvāpəˌrīˈzāSH(ə)n/
Example sentences
  • The carbon dioxide laser is the more powerful of the two, used primarily in procedures involving the cutting or vaporization of tissue.
  • Evaporation involves heat loss through the vaporization of sweat.
  • Lasers are notorious for producing copious amounts of noxious smoke or plume as a by-product of vaporization.

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Syllabification: va·por·ize

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