Definition of evaporate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    evaporate

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ɪˈvæpəreɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈvæpəreɪt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they evaporate
    BrE BrE//ɪˈvæpəreɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈvæpəreɪt//
     
    he / she / it evaporates
    BrE BrE//ɪˈvæpəreɪts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈvæpəreɪts//
     
    past simple evaporated
    BrE BrE//ɪˈvæpəreɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈvæpəreɪtɪd//
     
    past participle evaporated
    BrE BrE//ɪˈvæpəreɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈvæpəreɪtɪd//
     
    -ing form evaporating
    BrE BrE//ɪˈvæpəreɪtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈvæpəreɪtɪŋ//
     
     
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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. Wordfinderabsorb, condense, dilute, dissolve, evaporate, filter, immerse, liquid, rinse, saturated
  2. 2[intransitive] to disappear, especially by gradually becoming less and less Her confidence had now completely evaporated. Their lead in the opinion polls evaporated overnight.
  3. Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin evaporat- ‘changed into vapour’, from the verb evaporare, from e- (variant of ex-) ‘out of’ + vapor ‘steam, vapour’.
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