vape

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A shortening of vaporizer.

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Noun[edit]

vape (plural vapes)

  1. Short for vaporizer.

Verb[edit]

vape (third-person singular simple present vapes, present participle vaping, simple past and past participle vaped)

  1. (intransitive) To inhale the vapor produced by a non-combustible cigarette, most commonly an electronic cigarette.
    • 2007 December 18, SmokeyJoe, "Well it's not smoking....So what is it?" [1], e-cigarette-forum:
      "E-smoking" is a bit of a handful, "Misting" sounds far too fey, "Vaporizing" or "Vaping" has drug connotations. There must be a better word for my new hobby! Suggestions?
    • 2008 March 2, marian00, "Re: NJOY International" [2], e-cigarette-forum:
      I have received both my Sedansa and Njoy ciggies. ... They vape about the same. I can drip in both cigs, whether into the atomizer or into the filter. ... The e-cig minicig from .......... sucks -- and I don't mean literally. I can't get anything out of them. I don't like their pipe either. It vapes plenty; you just can't inhale and exhale much of anything.
    • 2008 March 2, marian00, "Re: NJOY International" [3], e-cigarette-forum:
      How about you? How are you doing with your ratio smoking/vaping? Are you dripping?
    • 2008 April 24, TropicalBob, "Re: Now that's smoking!" [4], e-cigarette-forum:
      "Vaping" is just a fancy way to avoid the term "smoking", since smoking is illegal everywhere and these things don't burn anything and don't produce second-hand smoke.

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