Definition of vape in English:

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vape

Pronunciation: /veɪp/
informal

verb

[no object]
Inhale and exhale the vapour produced by an electronic cigarette or similar device: I’d rather people vaped indoors than smoked outside [with object]: many smokers have started vaping e-cigarettes to help them cut down (as noun vaping) there’s concern that young people may take up vaping as a less harmful alternative to smoking
More example sentences
  • The ordinance prohibits "vaping" in any location where tobacco smoking is restricted.
  • He used to be a smoker, but vaping helped him quit, and he wants to provide this assistance for others.
  • His concern lies particularly with young people - to whom vaping, with its colourful paraphernalia and tasty flavours, has been shown to appeal.

noun

1An electronic cigarette or similar device: I’ve been using a vape now for 15 weeks
More example sentences
  • Never tried a vape.
  • I was buying juice for a vape that I had bought somewhere else.
  • There's a huge selection of vapes in such pretty colors, for affordable prices too!
1.1An act of inhaling and exhaling the vapour produced by an electronic cigarette or similar device: my cravings went away as soon as I took a vape
More example sentences
  • If you only occasionally take a vape, this little gadget could work for you.
  • When you take a vape, the tip has an attractive LED that lights up white.
  • Although it may be tempting to "sneak a vape," you don't want to be the person who gets caught and makes an entire plane turn around.

Derivatives

vaper

noun
Example sentences
  • Being a heavy vaper, I was frustrated at how often I had to re-fill the tank.
  • The quality of e-liquid and the condition of atomizers help a vaper get that perfect throat hit.
  • A one-year vaper and former smoker, he likens e-cigarettes to any other ritualistic relaxant.

Origin

1980s (in reference to an experimental 'non-combustible' cigarette): abbreviation of vapour or vaporize.

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