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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.]


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.


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.


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E*vap"o*rate, v. t.


To convert from a liquid or solid state into vapor (usually) by the agency of heat; to dissipate in vapor or fumes.


To expel moisture from (usually by means of artificial heat), leaving the solid portion; to subject to evaporation; as, to evaporate apples.


To give vent to; to dissipate.


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.


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E*vap"o*rate (?), a. [L. evaporatus, p. p.]

Dispersed in vapors.



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