Definition of vaporize in English:

vaporize

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Pronunciation: /ˈveɪpərʌɪz
 
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(also vaporise)

verb

  • Convert or be converted into vapour: [with object]: there is a large current which 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.

Derivatives

vaporable

adjective
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  • The body lotion and the aromatic are vaporable so that they will be vaporized by the body temperature.
  • These resins have excellent dyeing property for the vaporable or thermally diffusible dyes.

vaporizable

adjective
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  • 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.

vaporization

Pronunciation: /-ˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
More 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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