Definition of vape in English:

vape

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Pronunciation: /veɪp
 
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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
  • I used to smoke, now I vape.
  • Having quit on the advice of his doctor, he now constantly vapes an e-cigarette.
  • I also enjoyed the tip's blue glow when I vaped.

noun

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1An electronic cigarette or similar device: I’ve been using a vape now for 15 weeks
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  • There's a huge selection of vapes in such pretty colors, for affordable prices too!
  • On first impression the quality of the product is far exceeds some of my other vapes.
  • Never tried a vape.
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
  • Every two or three vapes I get a burnt taste.
  • As soon as he turned around I took another vape.
  • After a few minutes he took another vape.

Origin

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

Derivatives

vaper

noun
More example sentences
  • Some vapers say these devices have helped them reduce their smoking or quit altogether.
  • No one knows what the long-term effect of inhaling nicotine vapour will be on "vapers".
  • Being a heavy vaper, I was frustrated at how often I had to re-fill the tank.

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