verb (used without object), evaporated, evaporating.
to change from a liquid or solid state into vapor; pass off in vapor. vaporize.
to give off moisture.
to disappear; vanish; fade: His hopes evaporated. evanesce.
verb (used with object), evaporated, evaporating.
to convert into a gaseous state or vapor; drive off or extract in the form of vapor: The warm sun evaporated the dew.
to extract moisture or liquid from, as by heat, so as to make dry or to reduce to a denser state: to evaporate fruit.
to cause to disappear or fade; dissipate: His involvement in the scandal evaporated any hope he had for a political career.

1375–1425; late Middle English evaporaten < Latin ēvapōrātus (past participle of ēvapōrāre to disperse in vapor); see e-1, vapor, -ate1

half-evaporated, adjective
half-evaporating, adjective
nonevaporating, adjective
preevaporate, verb, preevaporated, preevaporating.
unevaporated, adjective

evanesce, evaporate, liquefy, melt, thaw, transpire, vaporize.

5. Evaporate, dehydrate, dry mean to abstract moisture from. To evaporate is to remove moisture by means of heat, forced ventilation, or the like, and thus to produce condensation or shriveling: to evaporate milk, sliced apples. To dehydrate is to remove moisture from a vegetable, fruit, or body tissue: to dehydrate fruit; dehydrated from running. To dry may mean to wipe moisture off the surface or to withdraw moisture by natural means, such as exposure to air or heat: to dry a dish, clothes.
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evaporate (ɪˈvæpəˌreɪt)
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 vapour]

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Word Origin & History

early 15c., from L. evaporatum, pp. of evaporare (see evaporation). Related: Evaporated; evaporating.
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Medical Dictionary

evaporate e·vap·o·rate (ĭ-vāp'ə-rāt')
v. e·vap·o·rat·ed, e·vap·o·rat·ing, e·vap·o·rates

  1. To convert or change into a vapor; volatilize.

  2. To produce vapor.

  3. To draw or pass off in the form of vapor.

  4. To draw moisture away from, as by heating, leaving only the dry solid portion.

  5. To deposit a metal on a substrate by vacuum sublimation.

e·vap'o·ra'tive adj.
e·vap'o·ra'tor n.
e·vap'o·ra·tiv'i·ty (-ər-ə-tĭv'ĭ-tē) n.
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Example sentences
Opportunities for scientists, not to mention humanists and social scientists
  are evaporating rapidly.
Scientists have found huge concentrations of sulfur on the planet, thought to
  have formed as a result of water evaporating.
The air is juicy with the tang of mangled vegetation and evaporating moisture.
Nelson says hair booms wouldn't work once the oil starts evaporating and
  becomes thicker.
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