Definition of evaporate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    evaporate

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ɪˈvæpəˌreɪt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they evaporate
     
    he / she / it evaporates
     
    past simple evaporated
     
    -ing form evaporating
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] if a liquid evaporates or if something evaporates it, it changes into a gas, especially steam Heat until all the water has evaporated. evaporate something The sun is constantly evaporating the earth's moisture.
  2. 2[intransitive] to disappear, especially by gradually becoming less and less Her confidence completely evaporated. Their lead in the opinion polls evaporated overnight.
evaporation
 
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NAmE//ɪˌvæpəˈreɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable]
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