vapour

[vey-per]
noun, verb (used with object), verb (used without object) Chiefly British.

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vapour or vapor (ˈveɪpə)
 
n
1.  particles of moisture or other substance suspended in air and visible as clouds, smoke, etc
2.  Compare gas a gaseous substance at a temperature below its critical temperature
3.  a substance that is in a gaseous state at a temperature below its boiling point
4.  rare something fanciful that lacks substance or permanence
5.  archaic the vapours a depressed mental condition believed originally to be the result of vaporous exhalations from the stomach
 
vb
6.  to evaporate or cause to evaporate; vaporize
7.  (intr) to make vain empty boasts; brag
 
[C14: from Latin vapor]
 
vapor or vapor
 
n
 
vb
 
[C14: from Latin vapor]
 
'vapourable or vapor
 
adj
 
'vaporable or vapor
 
adj
 
vapoura'bility or vapor
 
n
 
vapora'bility or vapor
 
n
 
'vapourer or vapor
 
n
 
'vaporer or vapor
 
n
 
'vapourish or vapor
 
adj
 
'vaporish or vapor
 
adj
 
'vapourless or vapor
 
adj
 
'vaporless or vapor
 
adj
 
'vapour-like or vapor
 
adj
 
'vapor-like or vapor
 
adj
 
'vapoury or vapor
 
adj
 
'vapory or vapor
 
adj

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Example sentences
The warm sea water is pressurised to transform it into vapour which drives a
  turbine.
Similarly, methane has no effect on climate because photons that methane blocks
  are already totally blocked by water vapour.
These are boxes containing air that is super-saturated with water vapour.
The energy is used to heat the brine, partially evaporating it, and to condense
  the resulting water vapour.
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