Etymology
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vaporize (v.)

1630s, "to smoke" (tobacco), from vapor + -ize. Later "convert into vapor, cause to become vapor" (1803), and "spray with fine mist" (1900). Intransitive sense "become vaporous" is from 1828. Related: Vaporized; vaporizing. An earlier verb was simply vapor (c. 1400, transitive and intransitive), from Latin vaporare.

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Definitions of vaporize

vaporize (v.)
kill with or as if with a burst of gunfire or electric current or as if by shooting;
in this computer game, space travellers are vaporized by aliens
Synonyms: zap
vaporize (v.)
turn into gas;
Synonyms: gasify / vaporise / aerify
vaporize (v.)
lose or cause to lose liquid by vaporization leaving a more concentrated residue;
Synonyms: evaporate / vaporise
vaporize (v.)
decrease rapidly and disappear;
all my stock assets have vaporized
Synonyms: vanish / fly
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