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Verb: vaporize  'vey-pu,rIz
  1. 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 vaporized by aliens";
    - zap [informal], vaporise [Brit]
  2. Turn into gas
    "The substance vaporized";
    - gasify, vaporise [Brit], aerify
  3. Lose or cause to lose liquid by vaporization leaving a more concentrated residue
    "vaporize milk";
    - evaporate, vaporise [Brit]
  4. Decrease rapidly and disappear
    "all my stock assets have vaporized";
    - vanish, fly, vaporise [Brit]
  5. Change into a vapour
    "The water vaporized in front of our eyes";
    - evaporate, vaporise [Brit]
  6. Cause to change into a vapour
    "The chemist vaporized the water";
    - evaporate, vaporise [Brit]

Derived forms: vaporized, vaporizing, vaporizes

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

Encyclopedia: Vaporize