|1.||Compare boil to change or cause to change from a liquid or solid state to a vapour|
|2.||to lose or cause to lose liquid by vaporization, leaving a more concentrated residue|
|3.||to disappear or cause to disappear; fade away or cause to fade away: all her doubts evaporated|
|4.||(tr) to deposit (a film, metal, etc) by vaporization of a liquid or solid and the subsequent condensation of its vapour|
|[C16: from Late Latin ēvapōrāre, from Latin vapor steam; see |
evaporate e·vap·o·rate (ĭ-vāp'ə-rāt')
v. e·vap·o·rat·ed, e·vap·o·rat·ing, e·vap·o·rates
To convert or change into a vapor; volatilize.
To produce vapor.
To draw or pass off in the form of vapor.
To draw moisture away from, as by heating, leaving only the dry solid portion.
To deposit a metal on a substrate by vacuum sublimation.