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Vaporize   Listen
verb
Vaporize  v. t.  (past & past part. vaporized; pres. part. vaporizing)  To convert into vapor, as by the application of heat, whether naturally or artificially.
Vaporizing surface. (Steam Boilers) See Evaporating surface, under Evaporate, v. t.






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"Vaporize" Quotes from Famous Books



... a temperature of 212 degrees F., the water passes from the fluid to the gaseous state, and in doing so expands to 1,696 times its bulk. Now if the steam so developed be confined under a pressure of 105 pounds to the square inch, the water will not vaporize until a molecular velocity is attained indicated by a temperature of 312 deg. F. (Spons' "Engineering," D2, page 418), and then the expansion is only 253 times its bulk. By using this steam, in a steam engine, the caloric in the steam tends ...
— Scientific American Supplement, No. 312, December 24, 1881 • Various



Words linked to "Vaporize" :   vapor, gasify, sublimate, fly, transpire, fall, vaporise, vanish, vaporizable, sublime, zap, decrease, diminish, aerify, lessen, vaporization, kill, change integrity, evaporate, fell



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