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Verb: evaporate  i'va-pu,reyt
  1. Lose or cause to lose liquid by vaporization leaving a more concentrated residue
    "evaporate milk";
    - vaporize, vaporise [Brit]
  2. Cause to change into a vapour
    "The chemist evaporated the water";
    - vaporise [Brit], vaporize
  3. Change into a vapour
    "The water evaporated in front of our eyes";
    - vaporise [Brit], vaporize
  4. Become less intense and fade away gradually
    "her hopes evaporated after years of waiting for her fiancé";
    - melt, disappear

Derived forms: evaporated, evaporates, evaporating

Type of: alter, change, change integrity, modify, weaken

Encyclopedia: Evaporate