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Adjective: vaporised  'vey-pu,rIzd
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: vaporized)
  1. Converted into a gas or vapour
    - gasified, vaporized, vapourised [Brit], volatilized, volatilised [Brit]
Verb: vaporise  'vey-pu,rIz
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: vaporize)
  1. Cause to change into a vapour
    "The chemist vaporised the water";
    - evaporate, vaporize
  2. Change into a vapour
    "The water vaporised in front of our eyes";
    - evaporate, vaporize
  3. Turn into gas
    "The substance vaporised";
    - gasify, vaporize, aerify
  4. Lose or cause to lose liquid by vaporization leaving a more concentrated residue
    "vaporise milk";
    - evaporate, vaporize
  5. Decrease rapidly and disappear
    "the money vaporised in las Vegas";
    - vanish, fly, vaporize
  6. Kill with or as if with a burst of gunfire or electric current or as if by shooting
    "in this computer game, space travellers are vaporised by aliens";
    - zap [informal], vaporize

See also: gaseous

Type of: alter, change, change integrity, decrease, diminish, fall, kill, lessen, modify

Encyclopedia: Vaporised