evaporate evaporate  /ɪ ˈvæ pə ˌreɪt/


  1. (v) lose or cause to lose liquid by vaporization leaving a more concentrated residue
  2. (v) cause to change into a vapor
  3. (v) change into a vapor
  4. (v) become less intense and fade away gradually


Derived Word(s)


  1. Planets detach from stars; stars and planets evaporate from galaxies.
  2. According to Hawking, if tiny black holes occurred at CERN, they would evaporate before they got a chance to do any damage.
  3. The carbon particles, kept activated by a patented process, create a porous surface that traps nasty smells and harmful rays and causes perspiration to evaporate quickly.


  1. Fairmont rallies to top Mankato Nationals

    MANKATO — The Mankato Nationals saw their 4-0 lead evaporate quickly in the late innings Monday night as Fairmont drove 10 runs across the plate in the final two frames. The rally gave the Nationals their first Legion baseball loss of the season.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Mankato Free Press

  2. BC High 4, Newton North 1: End of road for Tigers in boys tennis sectional final

    Two weeks ago, the Newton North first doubles combination of Max McKee-Proctor and Owen Grafe saw hopes of a sectional title in the State Individuals tournament evaporate with a loss to BC High in the sectional final.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Newton Tab


  1. Mr Crocker said Iran would be a winner in this scenario, and the "gains made against al-Qaida and other extremist groups could easily evaporate, and they could establish strongholds to be used as safe havens for regional and international...
    on Sep 11, 2007 By: Ryan Crocker Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

  2. "We've just got to find a way to lock in, the same way we lock in through the first three quarters," said Alston. "It's mind-boggling now -- back-to-back -- to have such a lead and then let it evaporate like that."
    on Nov 16, 2006 By: Rafer Alston Source: ESPN

  3. "If the focal region of drops falls exactly on the dry plant surface intensely focused sunlight could theoretically start a fire," Horvath said. "However, the likelihood is reduced as the water drops should evaporate before this, so these...
    on Jan 11, 2010 By: Gábor Horváth Source: FOXNews

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