Etymology
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evaporate (v.)

early 15c., "draw off (humors or spirits) as vapor," from Late Latin evaporatum, past participle of evaporare "disperse in vapor" (see evaporation). Intransitive sense by 1560s. Figurative use by 1610s. Related: Evaporated; evaporating. Evaporated milk (1870) is processed milk with some of the liquid removed by evaporation; it differs from condensed milk in being unsweetened.

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Definitions of evaporate

evaporate (v.)
lose or cause to lose liquid by vaporization leaving a more concentrated residue;
evaporate milk
Synonyms: vaporize / vaporise
evaporate (v.)
cause to change into a vapor;
The chemist evaporated the water
Synonyms: vaporise
evaporate (v.)
change into a vapor;
The water evaporated in front of our eyes
Synonyms: vaporise
evaporate (v.)
become less intense and fade away gradually;
her hopes evaporated after years of waiting for her fiance
Synonyms: melt / disappear
From wordnet.princeton.edu