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evaporate


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Evaporate  \E*vap"o*rate\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  convert  from  a  liquid  or  solid  state  into  vapor 
  (usually)  by  the  agency  of  heat;  to  dissipate  in  vapor  or 
  fumes. 
 
  2.  To  expel  moisture  from  (usually  by  means  of  artificial 
  heat),  leaving  the  solid  portion;  to  subject  to 
  evaporation;  as  to  evaporate  apples. 
 
  3.  To  give  vent  to  to  dissipate.  [R.] 
 
  My  lord  of  Essex  evaporated  his  thoughts  in  a 
  sonnet.  --Sir.  H. 
  Wotton. 
 
  {Evaporating  surface}  (Steam  Boilers),  that  part  of  the 
  heating  surface  with  which  water  is  in  contact 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Evaporate  \E*vap"o*rate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Evaporated};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Evaporating}.]  [L.  evaporatus  p.  p.  of 
  evaporare;  e  out  +  vapor  steam  or  vapor.  See  {Vapor}.] 
  1.  To  pass  off  in  vapor,  as  a  fluid;  to  escape  and  be 
  dissipated,  either  in  visible  vapor,  or  in  practice  too 
  minute  to  be  visible. 
 
  2.  To  escape  or  pass  off  without  effect;  to  be  dissipated;  to 
  be  wasted,  as  the  spirit  of  writer  often  evaporates  in 
  the  process  of  translation. 
 
  To  give  moderate  liberty  for  griefs  and  discontents 
  to  evaporate  .  .  .  is  a  safe  way  --Bacon. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Evaporate  \E*vap"o*rate\,  a.  [L.  evaporatus  p.  p.] 
  Dispersed  in  vapors.  --Thomson. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  evaporate 
  v  :  lose  or  cause  to  lose  liquid  by  vaporization  leaving  a  more 
  concentrated  residue;"evaporate  milk"  [syn:  {vaporize}] 




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