vaporize

[vey-puh-rahyz] /ˈveɪ pəˌraɪz/
verb (used with object), vaporized, vaporizing.
1.
to cause to change into vapor.
verb (used without object), vaporized, vaporizing.
2.
to become converted into vapor.
3.
to indulge in boastful talk; speak braggingly.
Also, especially British, vaporise.
Origin
1625–35; vapor + -ize
Related forms
vaporizable, adjective
revaporize, verb, revaporized, revaporizing.
unvaporized, adjective
Can be confused
British Dictionary definitions for re vaporize
vaporize or vaporise (ˈveɪpəˌraɪz)
 
vb
1.  to change or cause to change into vapour or into the gaseous state
2.  to evaporate or disappear or cause to evaporate or disappear, esp suddenly
3.  to destroy or be destroyed by being turned into a gas as a result of extreme heat (for example, generated by a nuclear explosion)
 
vaporise or vaporise
 
vb
 
'vaporizable or vaporise
 
adj
 
'vaporisable or vaporise
 
adj
 
vapori'zation or vaporise
 
n
 
vapori'sation or vaporise
 
n

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Word Origin and History for re vaporize
vaporize
1630s, from vapor + -ize. Originally "to smoke tobacco;" later "to convert into vapor" (1803), and "to spray with fine mist" (1900).
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re vaporize in Medicine

vaporize va·por·ize (vā'pə-rīz')
v. va·por·ized, va·por·iz·ing, va·por·iz·es
To convert or be converted into a vapor.

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