evaporated evaporated  /ɪ ˈvæ pə ˌreɪ təd/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) drawn off in the form of vapor

Usage(s):

  1. That same year, David Dinkins' 18-point lead in New York City's mayoral race evaporated in the voting booths, though he still eked out a nail-biter over Rudy Giuliani.
  2. That Allen keeps making films is seen by many as an act of will, almost defiance, by a man whose genius evaporated some time in the late '80s.
  3. In one fiery instant, the nation's complacent attitude toward manned space flight had evaporated at the incredible sight in the skies over Cape Canaveral.

News

  1. Local ice cream co. serving up scoops at Arts Fest

    The Boston-based ice cream company was started by two women who wanted to create ice cream made with whole ingredients — nothing artificial or hard to pronounce. All seven flavors batch offers features a short list of ingredients that you’d actually recognize, such as fresh cream, eggs, organic evaporated cane juice (real, not refined, sugar), handmade caramel and actual vanilla beans. What’s ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Cohasset Mariner

  2. Decorum Is Dead: Nine Examples of Baseball Fans Going Mad Over Flying Objects

    It’s unclear when, exactly, common decency disappeared from our stadiums. It may have vanished long ago and we simply lacked the Twitter and Vine and Internet and depraved voyeuristic sensibility necessary to notice it. In any case, it’s gone. Evaporated.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

  3. Stocks Smacked Again: Yen Stronger, Dollar Down With Central Banks In Focus

    Equities skidded to a third straight day of losses in New York Wednesday after early gains evaporated. A week light on economic data and smack in the barren desert of corporate reports between earnings seasons has proven to be tough sledding for a market left to stew on whether central banks like the Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan will add more fuel to the fire or turn down the flame.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Forbes

Quotes

  1. "The threat of terrorism and the threat of extremist ideologies has not abated," Chertoff said in his year-end address on Dec. 18. "This threat has not evaporated, and we can't turn the page on it."
    on Dec 25, 2008 By: Michael Chertoff Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "There were a dozen members who we thought ...... we had a really good chances of getting on the floor," said Minority Leader John Boehner of Ohio. "And all that evaporated with that speech."
    on Sep 30, 2008 By: John Boehner Source: The Miami Herald

  3. "It was always going to be hard for Wigan to get something," Ferguson said. "When we heard they were down to 10 men all our hopes evaporated. But we applaud Chelsea winning the title and I applaud Carlo Ancelotti. We know how hard it is to...
    on May 9, 2010 By: Sir Alex Ferguson Source: BusinessWeek

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affectation affectation
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