evaporate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ēvapōrātus, perfect passive participle of ēvapōrō (evaporate).

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Verb[edit]

evaporate (third-person singular simple present evaporates, present participle evaporating, simple past and past participle evaporated)

  1. to transition from a liquid state into a gaseous state
  2. (transitive) to expel moisture from (usually by means of artificial heat), leaving the solid portion
    to evaporate apples
  3. (transitive) to give vent to; to dissipate
    • Sir H. Wotton
      My lord of Essex evaporated his thoughts in a sonnet.
  4. (figuratively) to disappear; to escape or pass off without effect
    • Francis Bacon
      To give moderate liberty for griefs and discontents to evaporate [] is a safe way.
    • 2011 March 2, Chris Whyatt, “Arsenal 5 - 0 Leyton Orient”, BBC:
      The hosts initially looked like they lacked a spring in their step, but fears of further agony evaporated in the seventh minute with a goal of typical Arsenal quality.

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Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

evaporate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of evaporare
  2. second-person plural imperative of evaporare
  3. feminine plural of evaporato

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Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

ēvapōrāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of ēvapōrātus