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vape

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Pronunciation: /veɪp
 
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informal

Definition of vape in English:

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
More example sentences
  • The second round of rules comes after a March decision to prohibit the use of vapes on county property.
  • 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.
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

1
noun
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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