vapor

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From Latin vapor (steam, heat).

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vapor (plural vapors)

  1. Cloudy diffused matter such as mist, steam or fumes suspended in the air.
  2. The gaseous state of a substance that is normally a solid or liquid.
    • 2013 July-August, Philip J. Bushnell, “Solvents, Ethanol, Car Crashes & Tolerance: 
      Surprisingly, this analysis revealed that acute exposure to solvent vapors at concentrations below those associated with long-term effects appears to increase the risk of a fatal automobile accident. Furthermore, this increase in risk is comparable to the risk of death from leukemia after long-term exposure to benzene, another solvent, which has the well-known property of causing this type of cancer.

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vapor (third-person singular simple present vapors, present participle vaporing, simple past and past participle vapored)

  1. (intransitive) To become vapor; to be emitted or circulated as vapor.
  2. (transitive) To turn into vapor.
  3. (intransitive) To use insubstantial language; to boast or bluster.
    • 1888, Rudyard Kipling, ‘The Bisara of Pooree’, Plain Tales from the Hills, Folio Society 2005, p. 172:
      He vapoured, and fretted, and fumed, and trotted up and down, and tried to make himself pleasing in Miss Hollis's big, quiet, grey eyes, and failed.

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Albanian[edit]

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vapor

  1. steamboat

Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin vapor.

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vapor m (plural vapores)

  1. vapor

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin vapor.

Noun[edit]

vapor m (plural vapors)

  1. vapor

Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin vapor.

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vapor m (plural vapores)

  1. vapor

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Ladino[edit]

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vapor m (Latin spelling)

  1. ship, steamer

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain, but possibly related to Ancient Greek καπνός (kapnós, smoke) via an older form *kwapor that eventually lost its velar.[1]

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vapor m (genitive vapōris); third declension

  1. steam, exhalation, vapour; smoke
  2. warm exhalation, warmth, heat
  3. ardour of love, warmth

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Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative vapor vapōrēs
genitive vapōris vapōrum
dative vapōrī vapōribus
accusative vapōrem vapōrēs
ablative vapōre vapōribus
vocative vapor vapōrēs

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  1. ^ Coloarusso, Further Etymologies Between Indo-European and Northwest Caucasian

Old French[edit]

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vapor f (oblique plural vapors, nominative singular vapor, nominative plural vapors)

  1. Alternative form of vapeur

Portuguese[edit]

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From Latin vapor.

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vapor m (plural vapores)

  1. vapor / vapour

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian vapore, French vapeur.

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vapor n (plural vapoare)

  1. boat, ship

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Spanish[edit]

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From Latin vapor.

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vapor m (plural vapores)

  1. steam, vapor (water vapor)