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VAPORIZE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does vaporize mean? 

VAPORIZE (verb)
  The verb VAPORIZE has 4 senses:

1. turn into gas
2. kill with or as if with a burst of gunfire or electric current or as if by shooting
3. lose or cause to lose liquid by vaporization leaving a more concentrated residue
4. decrease rapidly and disappear

  Familiarity information: VAPORIZE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


VAPORIZE (verb)


Sense 1vaporize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Turn into gas

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

vaporize; gasify; aerify; vaporise

Context example:

The substance gasified

Hypernyms (to "vaporize" is one way to...):

change integrity (change in physical make-up)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "vaporize"):

sublimate; sublime (change or cause to change directly from a solid into a vapor without first melting)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2vaporize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Kill with or as if with a burst of gunfire or electric current or as if by shooting

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

vaporize; zap

Context example:

in this computer game, space travellers are vaporized by aliens

Hypernyms (to "vaporize" is one way to...):

kill (cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody


Sense 3vaporize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lose or cause to lose liquid by vaporization leaving a more concentrated residue

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

evaporate; vaporize; vaporise

Context example:

evaporate milk

Hypernyms (to "vaporize" is one way to...):

change integrity (change in physical make-up)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "vaporize"):

transpire (exude water vapor)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something

Sentence examples:

The water vaporizes
They vaporize the water


Sense 4vaporize [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Decrease rapidly and disappear

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

vaporize; vanish; fly

Context examples:

the money vanished in las Vegas / all my stock assets have vaporized

Hypernyms (to "vaporize" is one way to...):

decrease; diminish; fall; lessen (decrease in size, extent, or range)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


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